Muslim Cosmopolitanism
Muslim Cosmopolitanism
Muslim Cosmopolitanism
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Edinburgh University Press

Muslim Cosmopolitanism

Khairudin Aljunied

Paperback

9781474420464

 

Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

 

Explores the various manifestations of Muslim cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia

 

Cosmopolitan ideals and pluralist tendencies have been employed creatively and adapted carefully by Muslim individuals, societies and institutions in modern Southeast Asia to produce the necessary contexts for mutual tolerance and shared respect between and within different groups in society. Organised around six key themes that interweave the connected histories of three countries in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia – this book shows the ways in which historical actors have promoted better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in the region. Case studies from across these countries of the Malay world take in the rise of the network society in the region in the 1970s up until the early 21st century, providing a panoramic view of Muslim cosmopolitan practices, outlook and visions in the region.

 

Contents:

 

Preface: Seeing like a Muslim Cosmopolitan

 

Part I: Places

 

Chapter One: Everyday Cosmopolitanism in the Marketplace

 

Chapter Two: The Cosmopolitan Mosque

 

Chapter Three: Blogging Muslim Cosmopolitanism

 

Part II: Personas

 

Chapter Four: Cosmopolitan Muslim Public Intellectuals

 

Chapter Five: Hijabis as Purveyors of Muslim Cosmopolitanism

 

Part II: Politics

 

Chapter Six: Constricting Cosmopolitanism: Secular States in Muslim Southeast Asia