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Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah

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The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory. One-third of the world's Muslims now live as members of a minority. At the heart of this development is, on the one hand, the voluntary settlement of Muslims in Western societies and, on the other, the pervasiveness and influence of Western cultural mode...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Columbia University Press (first published 2002)
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Sep 01, 2012 N3ma marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
لم اقرأه بعد .. لكن قرات ما كتبه الراحل حسام تمام عنه:

"يقف المؤلف وكتابه في صدارة كل ما أنجز عن عالم الأسلمة والحركات الأسلمة في السنوات الأخير. فمن دون مبالغة ربما كان هذا الكتاب أهم وأول كتاب صدر في الغرب لرصد الظاهرة الإسلامية ليس بالمعني الكلاسيكي( دراسة الحركات الإسلامية وما نتج عنها من مؤسسات وأنشطة ..ومحاولة تبني رؤية شاملة لتفسيرها) بل رصد ظاهرة الأسلمة نفسها التي تجتاح المجتمعات الإسلامية وتتخلل شتي مسارات حركتها، كما أنه الأول أيضا في تجاوز حدود التقسيمات الجغرافية وعدم الوقوف عن دراس...more
محمد الهاشمي
هذا الكتاب ليس عاديا. وهذا المؤلف يعرف ما يتحدث عنه جيدا. انبهرت بذلك الفهم الكبير للإسلام لدى أوليفيه روا

الكتاب كان رفيقي في حلي وترحالي. سلاسة اللغة ومباشرة الطرح تساعدك على تركيز فهمك على ما يطرحه روا والانتقال من قراءة النص الى مراجعة الفكرة اثناء التصفح

رائع ومهم جدا
في هذا الكتاب تحليل مهم لواقع الاسلام المعاصر في ظل صعود الاسلام السياسي والحركات الأصولية وهو يضع تفسيرا للظواهر يتماشى مع الفهم العميق لدى روا للفرق بين الدين الاسلامي والأسلمة المعاصرة
A very difficult book to read, and even a more difficult one to summarize. But then again if you believe Taleb the best books don't lend themselves easily to summarization. The book is much more than an analysis of the meaning of political globalized Islam but also an in-depth exploration of the intersections among identity, culture, religion and ethnicity in the age of globalization.

What makes Olivier Roy a challenging writer is that he doesn't simplify things by framing everything in the conte...more
Tariq Mahmood
Excellent academic study detailing the change in Muslim neofundamentalist attitudes as ordinary Muslims find themselves objectifying and defining Islam in the global culture. Olivier's grasp of the mood swings in te Islamic milieu are pretty exact. He seems to have studied and experienced some of the target groups at close hand. It's a must read for any Muslim living in the West looking for answers to justify the current Islamic trends.
As we will see later, Roy makes sense of a number of complex issues of nationalism, identity, and religion. His analysis is bottom-up, featuring a host of websites of various "neofundamentalists" along with more established texts. Much like Reza Aslan, Roy places radicals in context. This is not recommended for the faint of heart or for amateurs, but it's an excellent examination of the current Muslim world.
May 01, 2007 Noah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in western views of Islamism.
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Roy examines the sociology of Muslim response to globalization, focusing on identity politics, as many Muslims (specifically in Europe) respond to what he terms the "deterritorialisation" produced by globalization by a resurgence of "neofundamentalism." Thus, he locates the Islamic response to globalization within a larger religious response to modernity, thereby offering strong parallels to Christianity.
Roy's knowledge of the different phenomena and currents in contemporary Islam is quite astonishing, and he has many incisive comments. Unfortunately, the book suffers from a lack of organization and logical exposition that makes his central themes difficult to track and conceptualize clearly. Still, lots to chew over.
Since hearing lecture at the Camden conference, Roy has always shade a different perspective on political Islam.
Good academic description of globalization of religious radical groups.
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A professor at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy); he was previously a research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a lecturer for both the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (IEP).

From 1984 to 2008, he has acted as a consultant to the French Foreign Ministry.

In 1988, Ro...more
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