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Book Announcement: The Sociology of Shari’a

A. Possamai, J.T. Richardson, B.S. Turner (Eds.) The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the World

Series: Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies, Vol. 1

  • Presents a comparative analysis of the application of Shari’a in contrasting countries with Muslim minorities and majorities
  • Provides a global analysis of Shari’a and views Islamic law from a sociological perspective
  • Explores some ground-breaking perspectives on the sociology of Shari’a, such as the application of the the theories of Chambliss and Eisenstadt 

This edited volume offers a collection of papers that presents a comparative analysis of the development of Shari’a in countries with Muslim minorities, such as America, Australia, China, Germany,  Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the Philippines, as well as countries with Muslim majorities, such as Malaysia, Bangladesh, Turkey, and Tunisia.

The Sociology of Shari’a provides a global analysis of these important legal transformations and  examines the topic from a sociological perspective. In addition, the third part of the book includes case studies that explore some groundbreaking applications of theoretical perspectives such as those from Chambliss and Eisenstadt.

See the attached flyer for information.