This book is a comparative study of the sociological field in two different Muslim societies: Malaysia and Egypt. It analyses the process of the production of 'knowledge' through the example of the modern 'Islamization of knowledge debate' and local empirical variations.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introductory Reflections 1. Science Islamized: localities and fields of knowledge 2. The issues at stake 3. Landscapes, variations and perceptions: contrasts between Egypt and Malaysia 4. Images of intellectuals in two distinct cultures Part II. Biographies and Travelling Ideas 5. Isma'il Raji al-Faruqi: populism, or the guerrilla scholar? 6. S.N. al-Attas: the beacon on the crest of a hill or the fusion of a military ethos with science? 7. Henry Corbin, the absent centre 8. Syed Hussein Alatas and sociological investigation in southeast Asia Part III. Trajectories 9. The Islamization of knowledge debate in Egypt: the Cairo office 10. Cultural invasion 11. Faith and science 12. Counter images; secular responses 13. Women's reactions towards Islamization in Malaysia 14. Concluding remarks Notes Bibliography Index
Mona Abaza is Associate Professor at The American University in Cairo.