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Politicizing the social sciences: Islam and culture as socio-political fact

Mohd Yusof, Danial (2008) Politicizing the social sciences: Islam and culture as socio-political fact. IKIM Journal of Islam and International Affairs, 2 (3). pp. 63-90. ISSN 1675-4131

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Abstract

One possible way for a Muslim social scientist to respond and contextualize Islamic discourse is to mediate and cultivate a common perception and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim readership through an understanding of Islam as a socio-political construct. In this paper, the discussion of Islam as socio-political fact is used to illustrate the impact of Western social sciences on the study of Islam. Through the appropriation of notions of transculture and the politics of identity, post-colonialism and post-modernism, the sociology of Islam is expanded as a paradigm through the understanding of strategic essentialism to deconstruct hegemonic terms of political discourse in academia

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3052/32353
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP160 General works on Islam
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr Danial Mohd Yusof
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 12:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32353

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