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Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop
Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing and reinforcing the others. This volume selects major moments and key players from the seventh century to the twenty-first...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published March 7th 2005 by University of North Carolina Press
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Jul 13, 2011 Caitlin rated it 2 of 5 stars
A proper review of this book would review each essay contained within it. Suffice to say that I enjoyed reading most of the essays, although a couple were a bit dry for my tastes. Overall, this book presents a great picture of the diversity and complexity of the Islamic world, but is probably something that might be confusing to read without background historical knowledge. Unfortunately, I returned the book to the library and don't remember all the names of essays/articles, but particularly int...more
Jamilla Karim on Muslim women's magazines , Qasim Zaman. About Nodes, Spokes, Sub-Nodes, Kurzmann article on Iran revolution having mosques as a by-product. Mos-def and hip hop. Judith Ernst discussion of the meaning of Islamic art, "pan-islamic art, Gary Bunt iMuslims piece, Ibn Batuta having many wives in each locale - could he be a faqih everywhere and still respect local culture?
Miriam Cooke is Professor and Director of Asian and African Languages and Literatures at Duke University. She is the author of Women and the War Story (1997) and Gendering War Talk (1993), and co-editor of Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (1990).More about Miriam Cooke...