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Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives by Azhar Ibrahim (review)

Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives by Azhar... Rigg, Jonathan and Peter Vandergeest, eds. Revisiting Rural Places: Pathways to Poverty and Prosperity in Southeast Asia. Singapore: NUS Press, Sikor, Thomas, Nghiêm Phương Tuyến, Jennifer Sowerwine and Jeff Romm, eds. Opening Boundaries: Upland Transformations in Vietnam. Singapore: NUS Press, 2011. Michael J. Montesano Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 119614; e-mail: michael.montesano@gmail.com. DOI: 10.1355/sj29-2m Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives. By Azhar Ibrahim. Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2014. 315 pp. This book critically investigates how dominant Muslim groups in Southeast Asia think and appropriate Islam in response to contemporary challenges of social and political change. Its approach and perspective, based on the sociology of knowledge, provide a refreshing departure from the pervasive culturalist frameworks that have marked publications on Islam and Muslims in the region in recent years. The author does a fine job in giving conceptual coherence to the vast amount of materials that he harnesses in making sense of Muslims’ thought and its ramifications for the wider plural societies in which they live. Comprising six chapters, the author identifies and meticulously analyses dominant modes of group thought, namely religious traditionalism and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives by Azhar Ibrahim (review)

Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives by Azhar Ibrahim (review)

Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia , Volume 29 (2) – Jul 17, 2014

Abstract

Rigg, Jonathan and Peter Vandergeest, eds. Revisiting Rural Places: Pathways to Poverty and Prosperity in Southeast Asia. Singapore: NUS Press, Sikor, Thomas, Nghiêm Phương Tuyến, Jennifer Sowerwine and Jeff Romm, eds. Opening Boundaries: Upland Transformations in Vietnam. Singapore: NUS Press, 2011. Michael J. Montesano Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 119614; e-mail: michael.montesano@gmail.com. DOI: 10.1355/sj29-2m Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives. By Azhar Ibrahim. Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2014. 315 pp. This book critically investigates how dominant Muslim groups in Southeast Asia think and appropriate Islam in response to contemporary challenges of social and political change. Its approach and perspective, based on the sociology of knowledge, provide a refreshing departure from the pervasive culturalist frameworks that have marked publications on Islam and Muslims in the region in recent years. The author does a fine job in giving conceptual coherence to the vast amount of materials that he harnesses in making sense of Muslims’ thought and its ramifications for the wider plural societies in which they live. Comprising six chapters, the author identifies and meticulously analyses dominant modes of group thought, namely religious traditionalism and

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Rigg, Jonathan and Peter Vandergeest, eds. Revisiting Rural Places: Pathways to Poverty and Prosperity in Southeast Asia. Singapore: NUS Press, Sikor, Thomas, Nghiêm Phương Tuyến, Jennifer Sowerwine and Jeff Romm, eds. Opening Boundaries: Upland Transformations in Vietnam. Singapore: NUS Press, 2011. Michael J. Montesano Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 119614; e-mail: michael.montesano@gmail.com. DOI: 10.1355/sj29-2m Contemporary Islamic Discourse in the Malay-Indonesian World: Critical Perspectives. By Azhar Ibrahim. Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2014. 315 pp. This book critically investigates how dominant Muslim groups in Southeast Asia think and appropriate Islam in response to contemporary challenges of social and political change. Its approach and perspective, based on the sociology of knowledge, provide a refreshing departure from the pervasive culturalist frameworks that have marked publications on Islam and Muslims in the region in recent years. The author does a fine job in giving conceptual coherence to the vast amount of materials that he harnesses in making sense of Muslims’ thought and its ramifications for the wider plural societies in which they live. Comprising six chapters, the author identifies and meticulously analyses dominant modes of group thought, namely religious traditionalism and

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Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast AsiaInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies

Published: Jul 17, 2014

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