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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2017: Anthropology of Islam

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Abdullah, Z. 2010. Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Asad, T. 2003. Formations of the Secular. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press.

Bayat, A. 2013. Post-Islamism: The Many Faces of Political Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Crone, P. and Cook, M. 1977. Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Deeb, L. 2006. An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Geertz, C. 1968. Islam Observed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mahmood 2004. The Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Maurer, B. 2002. “Repressed Futures: Financial Derivatives’ Theological Unconscious.” Economy and Society 31(1): 15-36.

Qutb, S. 1949. Social Justice in Islam. New York: American Council of Learned Societies.

Said, E. 1980 “Islam Through Western Eyes.” The Nation.

Tobin, S. 2016. Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan. Ithica, NY: Cornell University Press.