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Muted Modernists : The Struggle over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia (Hardcover) (Madawi Al-Rasheed)

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Analysis of both official and opposition Saudi divine politics is often monolithic, conjuring images of conservatism, radicalism, misogyny and resistance to democracy. Madawi Al-Rasheed challenges this stereotype as she examines a long tradition of engaging with modernism that gathered momentum with the Arab uprisings and incurred the wrath of both the regime and its Wahhabi supporters. With this nascent modernism, constructions of new divine politics, anchored in a rigorous reinterpretation of foundational Islamic texts and civil society activism are emerging in a context where authoritarian rule prefers its advocates to remain muted. The author challenges scholarly wisdom on Islamism in general and blurs the boundaries between secular and religious politics.
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Madawi Al-Rasheed
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 50644163
UPC: 9780190496029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-9141
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