Rasanayagam focuses on the varying ways in which Islam is invoked as important to people in Uzbekistan and argues that to explore Islam either as a bounded discursive tradition or an objectified form can be misleading. The study opens the category ‘Muslim’ to ethnographic exploration in terms of people’s everyday life-worlds and pays attention to the ways that Uzbeks bring together a remarkably diverse range of ways of understanding morality, religion and the self. These are recognisable to many as distinctively ‘Islamic’ yet they are also mutually intelligible to varying others – Christians, atheists, the followers of new religions –who recognise shared forms of experience in them.
|Title of host publication||Articulating Islam|
|Subtitle of host publication|| Anthropological Approaches to Muslim Worlds |
|Editors||Magnus Marsden, Kostas Retsikas|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Muslims in Global Sciences|