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GLOBALIZED ISLAM OLIVIER ROY PDF

Olivier Roy argues that Islamic revival, or ‘re-Islamisation’, results from the efforts of westernised Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context. Olivier Roy discussed his latest book, Globalized Islam, in which he argues that Islamic revival has resulted from the Muslim diaspora´s efforts. Olivier Roy’s Globalized Islam. Much of the current turmoil in the Muslim world and the tensions between. West and East can be traced back to.

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Olividr hearing lecture at the Camden conference, Roy has always shade a different perspective on political Islam. From tohe has acted as a consultant to the French Foreign Ministry. Do the developments confirm your original analysis, or have you had to revise some of your assessments?

Roy is the author of numerous books on subjects including Iran, Islam, Asian politics. The ummah they are addressing is globzlized transnational one, or even a virtual one, through the Internet.

Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

There is no hierarchy of knowledge. Nov 30, Alexander Kennedy rated it really liked it Shelves: Much like Reza Aslan, Roy places radicals in context. Since the English edition is not just a translation, but an updated version of the book, what has changed over the past two years?

Published March 21st by Columbia University Press first published A militant strategy also runs against one of the basic tenet of the author’s prescription of neofundamentalism, which is changing the state through changing society so it begs one to question if Islamist militancy is in fact a comfortable entry to the neofundamentalist register, though some overlapping is expected.

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Religioscope — Islam has now a permanent presence in the religious landscape of Western countries. The book is very heavy on jargon, but still not overly difficult to read. Rick rated it it was ok Jun 18, Roy has gone deeper than most in understanding the mundane as seen in his footnotes which are mostly speeches and sermons from quotidian websitesand thankfully eschew the mundane explanation such as by those who can’t even differentiate globalised Islam from civilisational Islam assuming that’s still a thing today.

A key take away I took from this book is that secularism and religion are not necessarily at odds with one another.

globalizzed Globalised Islam by Olivier Roy Fear is often based on simplifying or even inventing the dangers that surround the frightened. The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory. Want to Read saving…. His analysis is bottom-up, featuring a host of websites of various “neofundamentalists” along with more established texts.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Like anyone else, every individual Muslim embraces a variety of potential identities which they can highlight at any given moment according globalizsd choice.

In either case they form part of an uprooted and cosmopolitan Muslim intelligentsia whose common language may be English rather than Arabic which cannot be defined as a diaspora because it is increasingly remote from a country of origin – “an Iraqi Kurd in exile can decide whether he is first an Iraqi, a Kurd, or a Muslim”. Unfortunately, the book suffers from a lack of organization and logical exposition that makes his central themes difficult to track and conceptualize clearly.

Olivier Roy was interviewed by Jean-Francois Mayer. This means that trends are likely to move more and more toward an Islamization of individuals within the context of a global, de-territorialized ummah. Still, lots to chew over.

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Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

The book is much more than an analysis of the meaning of political globalized Islam but also an in-depth exploration of the intersections among identity, culture, religion and ethnicity in the age of globalization.

Other themes that are developed are a deterritorialized Ummah, and how practice and outward signs of faith are superseding theology in present day discourse. Al Qaeda, on the other hand, is a supra-national movement whose first target is the USA, not the local Muslim regimes. Fear is often based on simplifying or even inventing the dangers that surround the frightened. To some extent, it is a Western Islam, not in the sense that it has become more liberal, but that it is based on individuals who voluntarily join a faith community.

A journalist as much as an academic, Roy’s insights are refreshingly based on concrete data. Unlike political Islam, it does not have a clear agenda for the future. The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory.

There is a kind of privatisation of faith. Its central component is a new focus on the individual. Focusing on the epiphenomena of globalisation such as deculturation, deterritorialisation, and secularisation and WesternisationRoy explains re-Islamisation in terms that saw Muslims-pious or not-reacting to a changing world that is also experienced by their non-Muslim counterparts.

Coupled with the inevitable clash between different generations of immigrants as children rebel or move away intellectually from their parents, he sees a crisis in the social authority of Islam everywhere.