"Fresh and interesting. . . . The case studies are rich in data, and the theoretical and historical studies are nuanced and insightful. . . . Because of the widespread belief in a 'clash of civilizations,' both in popular forms and in pares of the academy, che subcle yec powerful critique that' this book offers is timely, important, and valuable."—Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina
Written by scholars from a range of disciplines concerned with the Middle East and Islam (history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, political science) and covering the Muslim world extensively (from Malaysia, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine to Muslim communities in Europe and the United States), this important contribution to the debate on globalization sets a standard in dealing with this pervasive force in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.
Birgit Schaebler is professor of West Asian history at the University of Erfurt, Germany.
Leif Stenberg is associate professor of Islamic studies at Lund University and in religious studies at Växjö University, Sweden.