- Tapa dura: 300 páginas
- Editor: Columbia Univ Pr; Edición: New (1 de octubre de 2002)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0231125720
- ISBN-13: 978-0231125727
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Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt (Inglés) Tapa dura – oct 2002
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Intellectually ambitious. Middle East Journal Mobilizing Islam is easily one of the best books on Islamic activism. Wickham's use of social movement theory and remarkable fieldwork produced a book that speaks to area specialists and students of contentious politics alike. Amidst the onslaught of ill-informed books on Islam in the post-September 11 period, Wickham provides a refreshing reminder that there is rigorous scholarship on Islamic activism. -- Quintan Wiktorowicz Perspectives on Politics The book is one of the best texts available for studying a major Islamic political movement in its proper context. -- Kristin Tassin Arab Studies Journal This book has at least four great strengths... clarity... revives interest... effectively focused... content has enormous appeal. -- Mohamed El Sayed Said Journal of Islamic Studies
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Mobilizing Islam explores how and why Islamic groups succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the shadow of Egypt's authoritarian state, offering important and surprising answers to a series of pressing questions. Under what conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible in authoritarian settings? Why did Islamist groups have more success attracting recruits and overcoming governmental restraints than their secular rivals? And finally, how can Islamist mobilization contribute to broader and more enduring forms of political change throughout the Muslim world? Moving beyond the simplistic accounts of "Islamic fundamentalism" offered by much of the Western media, Mobilizing Islam offers a balanced and persuasive explanation of the Islamic movement's dramatic growth in the world's largest Arab state.Ver Descripción del producto
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This excellent book by Rosefsky Wickham does not provide answers to the whole notion of Islam being 'opposed' to the West, or the debate about whether Islamic countries can become democratized 'like us'.
It is more focused on the deeper, underlying social movements that propel Islamism in Egypt, the people/organization/methods through which the religious movement has gained ground. She also examines how this change takes place, via what she calls "transvaluation". It's a nice departure made from the conventional obsession with the violence and the need to 'save' the Muslims under Islamic autocrats.
The narrative she provides does not use the normal political science jargon and is an enjoyable academic read. I found it quite refreshing.