Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Muslim Piety as Economy

Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

Edited by Johan Fischer, Jérémy Jammes


280 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367336684
pub: 2019-10-31
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The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a site of significant and diverse integration of Islam and the economy – as well as the incompatibilities that can occur between the two – it reveals the production of a Muslim piety as an economy in its own right. Interdisciplinary in nature and based on in-depth empirical studies, the book considers issues such as the Qur’anic prohibition of corruption and anti-corruption reforms; the emergence of the Islamic economy under colonialism; ‘halal’ or ‘lawful’ production, trade, regulation and consumption; modesty in Islamic fashion marketing communications; and financialisation, consumerism and housing. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and religious studies with interests in Islam and Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Johan Fischer and Jeremy Jammes

2. Social Trust, the Qur’anic Prohibition of Corruption, and Anti-Corruption Reforms in Indonesia

Michel Dion

3. Muhammadiyah, Membership Dues and the Islamic Economy in Colonial Aceh

Joshua Gedaht

4. Brunei Halal Certification: A Review and Way Forward

Nazlida Muhamad, Masairol Hj Masri and Ahmed Masood Khalid

5. Consumer Goods and the Role of Science in the Halal Industry in Southeast Asia

Nura Fazira Noor Azam, Syazana Abdullah Lim, Nur Diyanah Matassan and Minhaz Uddin Ahmed

6. Contamination of Halal Food Products: Insights on Theological Rulings

Ahmad Labeeb Tajudeen and Ibrahim Abdul-Rahman

7. Middle-Class Projects in Modern Malaysia and Beyond

Johan Fischer

8. Modesty in Islamic Fashion Marketing Communications in ASEAN

Muhammad Talha Salam, Nazlida Binti Muhamad and Vai Shiem Leong

9. Packaging MIB: Representations of Islam in Anglophone Bruneian Fiction

Kathrina Mohd Daud

10. Tales from Two Cities: Financialisation, Consumerism and Affordable Housing in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta

Lena Rethel, Juanita Elias and Lisa Tilley

11. Afterword: Contemporary Halal Tropism, or Islam and Economy between the Global and the Traditional Era

Jeremy Jammes and Johan Fischer

About the Editors

Johan Fischer is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is the author of Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping among the Malays in Modern Malaysia; The Halal Frontier: Muslim Consumers in a Globalized Market; Islam, Standards, and Technoscience: In Global Halal Zones; Halal Matters: Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective; Religion, Regulation, Consumption: Globalising Kosher and Halal Markets; and Kosher and Halal Business Compliance.

Jérémy Jammes is Associate Professor at the research Institute of Asian Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. He is author of Les oracles du Cao Ðài. Étude d’un mouvement religieux vietnamien et de ses réseaux; Chrétiens évangéliques d’Asie du Sud-Est. Expériences locales d’une ferveur conquérante; and was Deputy Director of the French Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC) from 2010-2014.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Religion

A platform for the latest scholarly research in the sociology of religion, this series welcomes both theoretical and empirical studies that pay close attention to religion in social context. It publishes work that explores the ways in which religions adapt or react to social change and how spirituality lends meaning to people’s lives and shapes individual, collective and national identities.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General