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Anglophone Islam: A new conceptual category

Ahmed, Abdul-Azim 2022. Anglophone Islam: A new conceptual category. Contemporary Islam 16 , pp. 135-154. 10.1007/s11562-022-00492-8

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The field of ‘Islamic Studies’, like ‘Religious Studies’, is a broad-church. It includes a number of epistemological and ontological positions associated with a range of disciplines. The diversity inherent in a category such as ‘Islamic Studies’ is challenged by a bifurcation of two predominant approaches found within the field, the textual and the sociological. In this paper, I seek to propose a new concept for contemporary Islamic studies, that of Anglophone Islam, which will allow a broader range of scholarship to be contextualised in relation to each other. The concept also opens a new set of questions to be explored by scholars of Islamic studies. It will be of particular interest to scholars involved in contemporary Islamic studies in fields such as American Muslim studies, British Muslim studies and European Muslim studies, but will also have utility to theological, historical and philosophical scholars of Islam working in the English language.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1872-0218
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 July 2022
Date of Acceptance: 4 July 2022
Last Modified: 09 May 2023 08:05

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