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Olivier Roy argues that Islamic revival, or ‘re-Islamisation’, results from the efforts of westernised Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context. Olivier Roy discussed his latest book, Globalized Islam, in which he argues that Islamic revival has resulted from the Muslim diaspora´s efforts. Olivier Roy’s Globalized Islam. Much of the current turmoil in the Muslim world and the tensions between. West and East can be traced back to.

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Globalised Islam

Of course another irony is that by emphasizing the gap between culture and religion neo fundamentalists actually help secularize societies where the attempt to preserve that gap are actually successful.

By entering politics Islam tends to lose its religious dimension.

The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory. Gkobalized is the author of numerous books on subjects including Iran, Islam, Asian politics.

Could you please explain why those two apparently contradictory trends should be seen as convergent? He lives in a small French town where a third of the population is Muslim.

The onward march of westernisation affects their societies, too, and even when there has been a backlash against the trend, the usual aim is not to return to some golden pre-modern age. Counterinsurgent rated it it was amazing Aug 17, May 01, Noah rated it liked it Recommends it for: Global Islam is a deculturated Islam.

In The Failure of Political Islam he argued provocatively in the early s that Islamist movements were running out of revolutionary steam. It often contains a large dose of anti-intellectualism and leads to a more emotional, belief-based religiosity.

Roy’s Globalised Islam is one of the most ambitious book about normative Islam I have ever encountered. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Focusing on the epiphenomena of globalisation such as deculturation, deterritorialisation, and secularisation and WesternisationRoy explains re-Islamisation in terms that saw Muslims-pious or not-reacting to a changing world that is also experienced by their non-Muslim counterparts. An extremely important read for everyone that seeks to peel back layers of the growing tension between Christian communities and immigrant Muslim communities in Europe and North America – especially above the level of analysis pop-media gives to these complicated dynamics.

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Excellent academic study detailing the change in Muslim neofundamentalist attitudes as ordinary Muslims find themselves objectifying and defining Islam in the global culture. Unfortunately, the book suffers from a lack of organization and logical exposition that makes his central themes difficult to track and conceptualize clearly.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Al Qaeda, on the other hand, is a supra-national movement whose first target is the USA, not the local Muslim regimes.

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Neo fundamentalists reject Islamists who have been secularized by politics. There’s a lot to be learned here, but you will certainly have to work for it.

Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very difficult book to read, and even globalkzed more difficult one to summarize. Do you think that a globalized Islam will actually also favour the rise of an American Islam, of a European Islam, and so on? When they are involved in politics, it is only to embed values in the law abortion, gay marriage, sharia, adultery, etc.

Religioscope — At an operational level, what should be the practical consequences for Western governments looking for appropriate ways to deal with Islam?

A key take away I took from this book is that secularism and religion are not necessarily at odds with one another. Share on Google Plus Share. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Islamic trends around the world, and is right up to the minute in relentlessly searching for evidence and ideas from the growing number of Islamic websites and chatrooms.

Good and believable theory, but the lack on actual quantitative research bothered me. In either case they form part of an uprooted and cosmopolitan Muslim intelligentsia whose common language may be English rather than Arabic which cannot be defined as a diaspora because it is increasingly remote from a country of origin – “an Iraqi Kurd in exile can decide whether he is first an Iraqi, a Kurd, or a Muslim”.

Leslie Evans rated it really liked it May 27, The book offers a perspective on the place of Islam in secular society and looks at the diverse experiences of Muslim immigrants in the West. Anyone interested in western views of Islamism. The revival of Islam among Muslim populations in the last twenty years is often wrongly perceived as a backlash against westernization rather than as one of its consequences. This is not recommended for the faint of heart or for amateurs, but it’s an excellent examination of the current Muslim world.

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The author of several highly acclaimed books, four of which are published by Hurst, he is Professor at the European University Institute in Florence. The issue here is not Islam as a theological corpus, but the discourses and practice of Muslims”. Much like Reza Aslan, Roy places radicals in context. If you reform enough individuals, you reform society. The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory.

Moreover, the Internet allows an individual to speak on an equal footing with others.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy

Preview — Globalized Islam by Olividr Roy. Not a quick or easy read, but Olivier An extremely important read for everyone that seeks to peel back layers of the growing tension between Christian communities and immigrant Muslim communities in Europe and North America – especially above the level of analysis pop-media gives to these complicated dynamics.

They would either become normal political parties, as has subsequently happened in Jordan and Turkey, or they would lead to a kind of individual neo-fundamentalism.

To ask other readers questions about Globalized Islamplease sign up. It provides Muslims with an identity as well as solidarity with other people who regularly “practise” their religion. Islam is not immune to trends found globalizedd all other religions, such as individualization. I had a complicated relationship with this book. The ummah they are addressing is a transnational one, or even a virtual one, through the Internet. Although the Islamic republic of Iran lowered the legal age of marriage for women to nine, the real average age of marriage has gone on rising in Iran and reached 22 by But then again if you believe Taleb the best books don’t lend themselves easily to summarization.