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Call for Papers: Sociology of Islam Journal

CALL FOR PAPERS:
SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM JOURNAL (BRILL)
FALL 2012 Volume 1
ISSN: 2213-140x E-ISSN: 2213-1418

The Sociology of Islam Journal (www.brill.nl/soi) invites article submissions for the first issue, which will be published in the Fall of 2012. We are delighted to announce the founding of the peer-reviewed, academic journal, the Sociology of Islam (SOI) to be published by Brill once a year beginning in the Fall of 2012.

Since Max Weber’s groundbreaking research on the sociology of religion, sociologists have grappled with aspects of religion both at the theoretical and empirical levels. While an increasing number of social scientists, particularly in recent decades, have employed innovative sociological frameworks for the study of Islam, this promising sub-discipline has so far lacked its own academic journal. The Sociology of Islam is intended to bridge this gap by functioning as an academic forum for the publication of innovative contributions to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. For the first issue of Sociology of Islam, we welcome article contributions that address theoretical dimensions of the sociology of Islam and Muslim societies. Submissions for this issue are expected to explore the importance of the sociology of Islam and the influential contributions, current trends and future prospects, and the competing sociological frameworks that apply to the study of Islam. Please email your draft article of 7000-10,000 words by no later than Monday September 3rd.
If you need further information, please do not hesitate contact us:

Contact: Tugrul Keskin or Gary Wood
Editor
Email: sociologyofislam@yahoo.com
Our book review editors are: Mustafa Gurbuz (mustafa.gurbuz@uconn.edu) and Joshua D. Hendrick (jdhendrick@loyola.edu)
Best to all,
Gary Wood, Najm al-Din Yousefi and Tugrul Keskin