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  • Islamic Banking in Pakistan

    Shariah-Compliant Finance and the Quest to make Pakistan more Islamic

    By Feisal Khan

    Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) has become a growing force over the past three decades, with Pakistan being one of the IBF pioneers by converting to an ‘interest-free’ banking system in 1985. However, since independence in 1947, there has been continual tension over Pakistan’s essential character…

    Hardback – 2016-01-06 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Islam, Standards, and Technoscience

    In Global Halal Zones

    By Johan Fischer

    Halal (literally, "permissible" or "lawful") production, trade, and standards have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, giving these two countries a special position in the rapidly expanding global market for halal products: in these…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Halal Matters

    Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

    Edited by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Johan Fischer, John Lever

    In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20

  • The Practices of Happiness

    Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

    Edited by Ian Steedman, John R Atherton, Elaine Graham

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. There…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Pilgrimage in the Marketplace

    By Ian Reader

    The study of pilgrimage often centres itself around miracles and spontaneous populist activities. While some of these activities and stories may play an important role in the emergence of potential pilgrimage sites and in helping create wider interest in them, this book demonstrates that the…

    Paperback – 2013-09-20
    Routledge Studies in Religion, Travel, and Tourism

  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-06
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China

    Red Fire

    By Gene Cooper

    During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving…

    Hardback – 2012-08-13
    Asia's Transformations

  • Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine

    By Jack Pastor

    Land and Economy in Ancient Palestine is a study of the economic crises throughout the Second Temple Period. It establishes that the single factor of the economy which united all aspects of life in ancient society was land.Through study of a wide variety of sources, including the New Testament and…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26

  • Religion and Globalization

    Edited by Véronique Altglas

    Because space and identities are reformulated by religions as they break through geographic and cultural boundaries, religion is now widely recognized as ‘the great globalizer’. In particular, as they become transnational, religions adapt to new social contexts and interact with other cultures,…

    Hardback – 2010-10-12
    Critical Concepts in Social Studies

  • Brands of Faith

    Marketing Religion in a Commercial Age

    By Mara Einstein

    In a society overrun by commercial clutter, religion has become yet another product sold in the consumer marketplace, and faiths of all kinds must compete with a myriad of more entertaining and more convenient leisure activities.  Brands of Faith argues that in order to compete effectively…

    Paperback – 2007-09-18
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Capitalism and Religion

    The Price of Piety

    By Philip Goodchild

    Our global ecological crisis demands that we question the rationality of the culture that has caused it: western modernity's free market capitalism. Philip Goodchild develops arguments from Nietzsche, Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marx, to suggest that our love of Western modernity is an expression of a…

    Paperback – 2002-06-20

  • Liberation Theology after the End of History

    The refusal to cease suffering

    By Daniel Bell

    Daniel Bell assesses the impact of Christian resistance to capitalism in Latin America, and the implications of theological debates that have emerged from this. He uses postmodern critical theory to investigate capitalism, its effect upon human desire and the Church's response to it, in a thorough…

    Paperback – 2001-08-23
    Routledge Radical Orthodoxy

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