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The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives The project of the sociology of Islam is no doubt indebted to the main paradigm of sociology that is, in several ways, the ‘queen’ of all social sciences, while also being a discipline interfacing with several key fields of the humanities, most notably philosophy and history. One key trait of sociology is its rise, particularly at the turn between the late 19 th and the early 20 th century, as a scholarly reflection on modernity and its processes, and therefore as the discipline not only inquiring into, but also reflecting about, modern society and its genesis. While sociology is characterized by such a focus on modernity, often bordering on a self-referential obsession, it also entails, in its more reflective mode, a questioning of the Western monopoly on the definition of modernity. Here Islam plays a quite crucial, though often understated, role for representing motives and features of alterity vis-à-vis Western modernity which can be played both positively and negatively. This occurred for instance in the axis linking the philosopher Nietzsche and the sociologist Weber at a particularly crucial stage in the intellectual genesis of Western sociology paradigms, via a crucial contribution of the German political-intellectual scene ( Turner http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Islam Brill

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives

Sociology of Islam , Volume 1 (1-2): 7 – Jan 1, 2013

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Brill
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© 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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2213-140X
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2213-1418
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10.1163/22131418-00101007
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Abstract

The project of the sociology of Islam is no doubt indebted to the main paradigm of sociology that is, in several ways, the ‘queen’ of all social sciences, while also being a discipline interfacing with several key fields of the humanities, most notably philosophy and history. One key trait of sociology is its rise, particularly at the turn between the late 19 th and the early 20 th century, as a scholarly reflection on modernity and its processes, and therefore as the discipline not only inquiring into, but also reflecting about, modern society and its genesis. While sociology is characterized by such a focus on modernity, often bordering on a self-referential obsession, it also entails, in its more reflective mode, a questioning of the Western monopoly on the definition of modernity. Here Islam plays a quite crucial, though often understated, role for representing motives and features of alterity vis-à-vis Western modernity which can be played both positively and negatively. This occurred for instance in the axis linking the philosopher Nietzsche and the sociologist Weber at a particularly crucial stage in the intellectual genesis of Western sociology paradigms, via a crucial contribution of the German political-intellectual scene ( Turner

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Published: Jan 1, 2013

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