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Salafism in Jordan : Political Islam in a Quietist Community (Hardcover) (Joas Wagemakers)

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Since the events of 9/11, Salafism in the Middle East has often been perceived as fixed, rigid and even violent, but this assumption overlooks the quietist ideology that characterises many Salafi movements. Through an exploration of Salafism in Jordan, Joas Wagemakers presents the diversity among quietist Salafis on a range of ideological and political issues, particularly their relationship with the state. He expounds a detailed analysis of Salafism as a whole, whilst also showing how and why quietist Salafism in Jordan - through ideological tendencies, foreign developments, internal conflicts, regime involvement, theological challenges and regional turmoil - transformed from an independent movement into a politically domesticated one. Essential for graduate students and academic researchers interested in Middle Eastern politics and Salafism, this major contribution to the study of Salafism debunks stereotypes and offers insight into the development of a trend that still remains a mystery to many.
Number of Pages: 332
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Joas Wagemakers
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2016
TCIN: 51821560
UPC: 9781107163669
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5509

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