Islamicate Secularities: New Perspectives on a Contested Concept

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Text : Journal article
Creator
  • Dressler, Markus
  • Salvatore, Armando
  • Wohlrab-Sahr, Monika
Collective Title
  • Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung
    Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019)
Publication Date
2019-07
Embargo End Date
2020-01-24
Publication Place
Cologne
Contributor
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Editor)
Publisher
  • GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Language
English
Free Keywords
Secularity; multiple secularities; Islamicate secularities; Islam and politics; Marshall Hodgson
Description
  • Abstract

    In the colonial era, new distinctions and differentiations between religious and non-religious spheres took shape within inner-Islamic discourses, partly as a product of encounters with Western knowledge. This introduction conceptualizes these distinctions and differentiations in relation to Islam, drawing on Marshall Hodgson’s concept of the Islamicate, which we employ for our heuristic notion of Islamicate secularities. It charts the paradigmatic conflicts that shape the contested fields of Islamic and secularity/secularism studies. The introduction discusses the epistemological and political context of these debates, and argues that theoretical and normative conflicts should not hinder further empirical inquiries into forms of secularity in Islamicate contexts. It also explores promising theoretical and methodological approaches for further explorations. Particular emphasis is laid on the historical trajectories and conditions, close in time or distant, that have played a role in the formation of contemporary Islamicate secularities.
  • Series Information

    Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung Vol. 44, No. 3 (2019): Special Issue: Islamicate Secularities in Past and Present.

    Starting Point and Frequency: Year: 1979, Issues per volume: 4, Volumes per year: 1

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    URL: https://www.gesis.org/en/hsr/full-text-archive/2019/443-islamicate-secularities-in-past-and-present
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    ISSN: 0172-6404
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Update Metadata: 2020-02-12 | Issue Number: 4 | Registration Date: 2019-07-15