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Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan

The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

Daniel Atzori (University of Durham, UK)



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CRC Press Inc
12 January 2018
Religion & politics; Religious & theocratic ideologies
This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It reveals, however, that the Brotherhood's involvement in the economic realm, in Islamic financial activities, led it to engage with the neo-liberal approach to the economy, with the result that the Islamic social institutions created by the Brotherhood, such as charities, lost their importance in favour of profit-oriented activities owned by leading Islamist individuals. The book thereby demonstrates the hybridisation of Islamism, and argues that Islamism is not an abstract set of beliefs, but rather a collection of historically constructed practices. The book also illustrates how globalisation is profoundly influencing culture and society in the Arab world, though modified by the adoption of an Islamic framework.
By:   Daniel Atzori (University of Durham UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9780815364351
ISBN 10:   0815364350
Series:   Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   12 January 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Atzori completed his doctorate at the University of Durham, UK. He is currently Senior Energy Analyst at FC Business Intelligence.

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