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Isma'ili Modern
Author: Jonah Steinberg

ISBN: 9780807871652
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2 January 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7 x 1.9
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"This is a fascinating and unrivaled account of transnational Isma'ilism. Steinberg admirably brings together globalization theories and fascinating ethnographic material to produce a rich narrative of this interesting community. It will be the most important account of contemporary Isma'ilism yet published." --- Faisal Devji, author of The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics

"Jonah Steinberg's ethnographic accounts of meetings and encounters with Isma'ilis are fascinating and valuable, giving voice to the actors with respect to ethnicity, language, and religion. An incredibly innovative and provocative book." --- John Richard Bowen, author of Religions in Practice: An Approach to the Anthropology of Religion

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of transnationalism and globalization, and firsthand ethnographic fieldwork in the Himalayan regions of Tajikistan and Pakistan as well as in Europe, Jonah Steinberg investigates Isma'ili Muslims an...

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