Studying Islam in Practice
Edited by Gabriele Marranci
To Be Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
Series: Studying Religions in Practice
This book presents Islam as a lived religion through observation and discussion of how Muslims from a variety of countries, traditions and views practice their religion. The range of fascinating case studies will also help students understand how research into religious practice is carried out, and what issues and challenges arise.
Gabriele Marranci is an anthropologist working on religion with a specialization in Muslim societies. He is Director of the Study of Contemporary Muslim Lives research hub at Macquarie University in Australia, and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK at Cardiff University. His books include Jihad beyond Islam (Berg 2006), The Anthropology of Islam (Berg 2007), Understanding Muslim Identity, Rethinking Fundamentalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2009) and Faith, Ideology and Fear: Muslim Identities Within and Beyond Prisons (Continuum 2009).