The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility by Armando Salvatore

By Armando Salvatore

The Sociology of Islam presents an available creation to this rising box of inquiry, instructing and debate. The learn is found on the the most important intersection among quite a few disciplines within the social sciences and the arts. It discusses the long term dynamics of Islam as either a faith and as a social, political and cultural force.

The quantity makes a speciality of principles of data, energy and civility to supply scholars and readers with analytic and important pondering frameworks for figuring out the advanced social features of Islamic traditions and associations. The research of the sociology of Islam improves the knowledge of Islam as a various strength that drives a number of social and political arrangements.

Delving into either conceptual questions and old interpretations, The Sociology of Islam is a transdisciplinary, comparative source for college kids, students, and coverage makers looking to comprehend Islam’s advanced alterations all through heritage and its influence at the sleek world.

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Based on such a rich and original combination of historical knowledge and theoretical insights, the nature of Islamic civilization, as one legitimate and particularly dynamic heir of the breakthroughs of the Axial Age, appeared to Hodgson as sui generis. This was particularly true if comparing Islam with China, India, or the West, a comparison from which Islam emerged as being uniquely able to set in motion a new type of transcivilizational dynamics across the Afro-Eurasian landmass. Hodgson even coined a term, “Islamdom,” to represent the specific “complex of social relations” or “the milieu of a whole society” (both definitions being emphasized by Hodgson) produced by Islamic civilization.

All dimensions of the order are potentially affected. In order to attain such a comprehensive goal, however, there is a long transformative way to go, which is seldom accomplished in a fully 22 Introduction revolutionary fashion. The cultural system often inoculates itself and society against such a radical dissent by incorporating and legitimizing, as it were preventively, the possibility of alternate patterns of life conduct. g. once a year) mimic and reverse the dominant order but through coopting and institutionalizing potentially challenging roles.

The latter author is particularly important for having bridged the concerns of sociology and anthropology in researching the fundaments of the social bond also through exploring such essential features, variously related to what we generally intend with ‘religion,’ as sacrifice, gift, and techniques of the body (Mauss 1950). The two French scholars pioneered a concept of civilization that could provide a corrective device to the unilateral and mono-dimensional notion of society as coincident with the nation and its boundaries.

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