Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Edinburgh Studies of the Globalised Muslim World

An innovative books series published by EUP in partnership with the Alwaleed Centre exploring the contemporary dynamics of globalised societies where Islamic worldviews shape social and political change.

Edinburgh Studies on the Globalised Muslim World

This innovative series investigates the dynamics of Muslim societies in a globalised world. It considers the boundaries of the contemporary Muslim world, their construction, their artificiality or durability. It sheds new light on what it means to be part of the Muslim world today, for both those individuals and communities who live in Muslim-majority countries and those who reside outside and are part of a globalised ummah. Its analysis encompasses the micro and the macro level, exploring the discourses and practices of individuals, communities, states and transnational actors who create these dynamics. It offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the salient contemporary issues and interactions that shape the internal and external relations of the Muslim world.

Key Features

  • Investigates the interconnection between Muslim and non-Muslim societies
  • Rethinks the relationship between Islamic and global processes of societal change
  • Provides detailed examinations of what makes and unmakes the Muslim character of individuals and communities
  • Challenges conventional boundaries for analysing Muslim majority countries and Muslim minority communities
  • Broadens the scope of regional and cultural studies of the Muslim world

International Advisory Board

  • Salwa Ismail, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • Farhad Khosrokhavar, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) & Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris
  • Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh
  • James Piscatori, Australian National University (ANU) & Durham University
  • Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Write for the Globalised Muslim World

We welcome proposals that rethink the relationship between Islamic and global processes of societal change, and productively challenge conventional boundaries for analysing Muslim-majority countries and Muslim-minority communities. The series publishes books without restriction to regions or disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, in so far as the works address issues pertinent to the contemporary Muslim world broadly defined.

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