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Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations

This book offers a broad perspective on how a country’s place in the global stratification relates not only to her economic and technological capabilities, but also to her identity and orientation in areas of religion, nationalism, and rationality. In this view, stratification is not only an economic category, but also a global human condition shaped by one’s status, vis a vis the “other.”

Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations analyzes the social, cultural, religious, and political implications of the Islamic economy at the global level.

In an era of globalization and cross-cultural awareness, an interest in the relationship between economics and religion, politics, and social behavior is alive and well. In particular, the Islamic economy has become a focal point of interest for economists and government leaders around the world interested in understanding the relationship between religion and economics among primarily Islamic regions. Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations analyzes the social, cultural, religious, and political implications of the Islamic economy at the global level. Highlighting the foundations upon which Islamic ideology is formed and how it impacts socio-cultural and economic systems both within and outside of primarily Islamic regions, this publication is an ideal reference source for economists, sociologists, international relations professionals, researchers, academics, and graduate-level students.

About the Author

Hasan Shahpari has been a faculty member in the department of Sociology at Villanova University, as well as teaching at various educational establishments.

Table of Contents

  • Islam, islams and stratifications : problematics of theory, methodology and subject matter
  • An investigation of creatio ex Nihilo, Islam, sociality and inequality
  • Two sociological outlooks : Shi’ite-Sunni imperatives on ascription and achievement statuses, the bases for socio-cultural and religious stratification
  • Functionalism and stratification, socio-cultural evolution and revolution
  • Re-stratification in the name of God
  • Structural-functionalism, stratification and historical background of Islamic economic thought : transitions and ruptures
  • Pathologies and transition of socio-political conditions and economies of Islamic societies with philosophical considerations
  • Revisiting companionship and the socio-economy of the Islamic guilds : Sufism, the guilds’ vertical and horizontal structure of communication, and the Islamic economic system
  • Foundations of Islamic economy, Islamic scholarship, mass media, linguistic turn and social mobility
  • Stratification and social mobility, slavery in Islam : a critical structural-functionalism approach
  • Middle East studies and Muslim experience after September 11th, 2001 : rebellion against Islamic ideology and the new counter-jihadist
  • Religious economies and religious mobility : the Christian West and the Islamic East and Africa
  • Islam and modernity
  • considering shafi’i’s perspective : how Islamic thought dealt with the question of renewal.

Bibliographic Information

Title: Islamic Economy and Social Mobility: Cultural and Religious Considerations

Author: Hasan Shahpari

Publisher: Hershey, PA, USA : Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global

Language: English

Length: 372 pages

ISBN:  9781466697324

Pub. Date: January, 2016

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