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Religious difference in a secular age : a minority report, Saba Mahmood

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Religious difference in a secular age : a minority report
Title
Religious difference in a secular age
Title remainder
a minority report
Statement of responsibility
Saba Mahmood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The plight of religious minorities in the Middle East is often attributed to the failure of secularism to take root in the region. Religious Difference in a Secular Age challenges this assessment by examining four cornerstones of secularism<U+0127> �political and civil equality, minority rights, religious freedom, and the legal separation of private and public domains. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork in Egypt with Coptic Orthodox Christians and Bahais<U+0127> �religious minorities in a predominantly Muslim country<U+0127> �Saba Mahmood shows how modern secular governance has exacerbated religious tensions and inequalities rather than reduced them. Tracing the historical career of secular legal concepts in the colonial and postcolonial Middle East, she explores how contradictions at the very heart of political secularism have aggravated and amplified existing forms of Islamic hierarchy, bringing minority relations in Egypt to a new historical impasse. Through a close examination of Egyptian court cases and constitutional debates about minority rights, conflicts around family law, and controversies over freedom of expression, Mahmood invites us to reflect on the entwined histories of secularism in the Middle East and Europe.--
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1962-
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Mahmood, Saba
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religious minorities
  • Freedom of religion
  • Secularism
Label
Religious difference in a secular age : a minority report, Saba Mahmood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Minority rights and religious liberty: itineraries of conversion -- To be or not to be a minority? -- Family law, secularism, and religious conversion -- Civil equality and religious inequality in secular law -- Secularity, historical truth, and literature
Control code
FIEb17770373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691153278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911240276
Label
Religious difference in a secular age : a minority report, Saba Mahmood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Minority rights and religious liberty: itineraries of conversion -- To be or not to be a minority? -- Family law, secularism, and religious conversion -- Civil equality and religious inequality in secular law -- Secularity, historical truth, and literature
Control code
FIEb17770373
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691153278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911240276

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