This book argues that answering the question how are modern halal markets constituted? is increasingly important and complex in a globalized world?
In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is increasingly important and complex. Written from a unique interdisciplinary global perspective, this book demonstrates that as the market for halal products and services is expanding and standardizing, it is also fraught with political, social and economic contestation and difference. The discussion is illustrated by rich ethnographic case studies from a range of contexts, and consideration is given to both Muslim majority and minority societies. Halal Matters will be of interest to students and scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology and religious studies.
Florence Bergeaud-Blackler is an anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Institut de recherches et d’étude sur le monde arabe et musulman (IREMAM) in the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France.
John Lever is a Lecturer in the University of Huddersfield Business School.
Johan Fischer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Society and Globalization at Roskilde University, Denmark.
Title: Halal Matters: Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective
Editors: Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, John Lever and Johan Fischer
Length: 214 pages
Pub. Date: July 12, 2015