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Title Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim contexts [electronic resource] : perspectives from the past / edited by Derryl N. MacLean and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : illustrations.
Series Exploring Muslim contexts
Exploring Muslim contexts.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Notes Revised conference papers.
Published in association with the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts --- 2. Freeborn Villagers: Islam and the Local Uses of Cosmopolitan Connections in the Tanzanian Countryside --- 3. Interrogating Cosmopolitanism in an Indian Ocean Setting: Thinking Through Mombasa on the Swahili Coast --- 4. Translators of Empire: Colonial Cosmopolitanism, Ottoman Bureaucrats and the Struggle over the Governance of Yemen, 1898-1914 --- 5. Islampolis, Cosmopolis: Ottoman Urbanity Between Myth, Memory and Postmodernity --- 6. Cosmopolitan Cursing in Late Nineteenth-Century Alexandria --- 7. Kebabs and Port Wine: The Culinary Cosmopolitanism of Anglo-Persian Dining, 1800-1835 --- 8. Abdur Rahman Chughtai: Cosmopolitan Mughal Aesthetic in the Age of Print --- 9. Cosmopolitanism and Authenticity: The Doctrine of Tashabbuh Bi'l-Kuffar ("Imitating the Infidel") in Modern South Asian Fatwas.
Summary This volume focuses on instances in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states. Models from the past are chosen from 4 geographic areas: the Swahili coast, the Ottoman Empire/ Turkey, Iran and Indo-Pakistan. Each region is covered in 2 chapters, proving a basis for the comparison of specific cosmopolitan instances in Muslim contexts. Cosmopolitanism is a key concept in social and political thought, standing in opposition to closed human group ideologies such as tribalism, nationalism and fundamentalism. Much recent discussion of this concept has been situated within Western self-perceptions with little inclusion of information from Muslim contexts; this volume redresses the balance.
Other author Maclean, Derryl N., editor.
Ahmed, Sikeena Karmali, editor.
Aga Khan University. Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Cosmopolitanism -- Congresses.
Muslims -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Muslims -- Relations -- Congresses.
Islamic countries -- Civilization -- Congresses.
Islamic countries -- History -- Congresses.
Islamic countries -- Relations -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0748644571 (electronic bk.)
9780748644575 (electronic bk.)