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Whose Islam? : The Western University and Modern Islamic Thought in Indonesia / Megan Brankley Abbas.

Author/Creator:
Abbas, Megan Brankley, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (280 pages)
Series:
Encountering Traditions
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Islam -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Islam -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Western countries -- History -- 20th century.
Islam -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Islamic education -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In this incisive new book, Megan Brankley Abbas argues that the Western university has emerged as a significant space for producing Islamic knowledge and Muslim religious authority. For generations, Indonesia's foremost Muslim leaders received their educations in Middle Eastern madrasas or the archipelago's own Islamic schools. Starting in the mid-twentieth century, however, growing numbers traveled to the West to study Islam before returning home to assume positions of political and religious influence. Whose Islam? examines the far-reaching repercussions of this change for major Muslim communities as well as for Islamic studies as an academic discipline. As Abbas details, this entanglement between Western academia and Indonesian Islam has not only forged powerful new transnational networks but also disrupted prevailing modes of authority in both spheres. For Muslim intellectuals, studying Islam in Western universities provides opportunities to experiment with academic disciplines and to reimagine the faith, but it also raises troubling questions about whether and how to protect the Islamic tradition from Western encroachment. For Western academics, these connections raise pressing ethical questions about their own roles in the global politics of development and Islamic religious reform. Drawing on extensive archival research from around the globe, Whose Islam? provides a unique perspective on the perennial tensions between insiders and outsiders in religious studies.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Spelling and Italicization
Introduction
1 Building a Modern Islamic College
2 McGill University as a "Midwife for the Islamic Reformation"
3 A Fusionist Transformation at the Ministry of Religious Affairs
4 Islam and Development, Chicago- Style
5 The Specter of Academic Imperialism
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Jun 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781503627949
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503627949 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.