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Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan
The Muslim Brotherhood's Quest for Hegemony

ISBN 9781138820968
Published June 9, 2015 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It reveals, however, that the Brotherhood’s involvement in the economic realm, in Islamic financial activities, led it to engage with the neo-liberal approach to the economy, with the result that the Islamic social institutions created by the Brotherhood, such as charities, lost their importance in favour of profit-oriented activities owned by leading Islamist individuals. The book thereby demonstrates the "hybridisation" of Islamism, and argues that Islamism is not an abstract set of beliefs, but rather a collection of historically constructed practices. The book also illustrates how globalisation is profoundly influencing culture and society in the Arab world, though modified by the adoption of an Islamic framework.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Political Economy Perspectives on Islamism 2.Understanding Islamism: Theoretical and Conceptual Framework 3. Articulations of Islamism in Jordan 4. Trajectories of Political Identity Development in Jordan 5. The Social Construction of Contemporary Islamic Identities: the Case of Jordan. Conclusion

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Daniel Atzori completed his doctorate at the University of Durham, UK. He is currently Senior Energy Analyst at FC Business Intelligence.