Exploring Muslim Contexts: Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts

Editors: MacLean, Derryl N. and Ahmed, Sikeena Karmali
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-864456-8
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
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This collection of 9 essays focuses on instances in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures. The contributors explore the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • 1. Introduction: Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts - Derryl N. MacLean
  • 2. Freeborn Villagers: Islam and the Local Uses of Cosmopolitan Connections in the Tanzanian Countryside - Felicitas Becker
  • 3. Interrogating “Cosmopolitanism” in an Indian Ocean Setting: Thinking Through Mombasa on the Swahili Coast - Kai Kresse
  • 4. Translators of Empire: Colonial Cosmopolitanism, Ottoman Bureaucrats and the Struggle over the Governance of Yemen, 1898-1914 - Thomas Kuehn
  • 5. Islampolis, Cosmopolis: Ottoman Urbanity Between Myth, Memory and Postmodernity - Ariel Salzmann
  • 6. Cosmopolitan Cursing in Late Nineteenth-Century Alexandria - Will Hanley
  • 7. Kebabs and Port Wine: The Culinary Cosmopolitanism of Anglo-Persian Dining, 1800-1835 - Nile Green
  • 8. Abdur Rahman Chughtai: Cosmopolitan Mughal Aesthetic in the Age of Print - Iftikhar Dadi
  • 9. Cosmopolitanism and Authenticity: The Doctrine of Tashabbuh Bi'l-Kuffar(“Imitating the Infidel”) in Modern South Asian Fatwas - Muhammad Khalid Masud
  • About the Contributors