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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The search for a new ummah, Today’s Turkey: 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 t Roy’s Globalised Islam is one of the most ambitious book about globwlized Islam I have oluvier encountered. Unlike political Islam, it does not have a clear agenda for the future.
Haley rated it really liked it Aug 30, Evangelical Christianity moves the masses — A report from Venezuela. Secular France treats Muslim as a religion, while historically religious Britain which has an official state church treats Muslims as ethnicity. No trivia or quizzes yet. Hence the success of Salafism among second-generation Muslims in the West, because it gives some value to their sense of deculturation and uprootedness by refusing to identify Islam with the pristine cultures of their parents; globzlized thus allows them to be Western, even through denial.
Nov 12, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: A iskam take away I took from this book is that secularism and religion are not necessarily at odds with one another.
This does not mean they have been assimilated in the French sense or integrated in the Anglo-Saxon sense as a component of a new multicultural society. Could you please explain why those two apparently contradictory trends should be seen as convergent?
What Roy has done here is a fascinating re-reading of Islam the Islam practised not the one ordained by God that combines a broad swath of impressive qualitative historical and discursive evidence with a focused line of theorising that seeks to analyse, adumbrate, and articulate an Islam deculturalised, deterritorialised, and decentralised. In oslam, the management of Islam should be delinked from the issue of immigration and multiculturalism.
At the heart of this development is, on the one hand, the voluntary settlement of Muslims in Western societies and, on the other, the pervasiveness and influence of Western cultural mode The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a gloobalized, a specific society, and a territory.
In one typical example he writes of the complex religiosity of a Tunisian who sells wine in a Parisian corner-shop, attends a mosque, donates money to a fundamentalist organisation, and votes for the Front National because rou upset about crime.
Olivier Roy, Globalised Islam: Roy knocks the idea that the problems of the contemporary Muslim world can be explained globalizde terms of Islam.
Neo fundamentalists reject Islamists who have been secularized by politics.
It is a standard text for students of political Islam. He writes of French Muslims who let their children attend Christmas parties at school, or joined the communist-led union in the car plants that employed them – which led in exchange to the union pushing for prayer-rooms at the workplace.
These works include Globalized Islam: But true to his general principle of trying to demystify Islam, Roy points out that the same factors are present in the jslam of Protestant fundamentalism.
Islam should be treated merely as a religion, and not as the expression of ethnic minority groups. Roy is the author of numerous books on subjects including Iran, Islam, Asian politics.
Olivier Roy — The Internet is a perfect tool to create an abstract and virtual community of believers delinked from any specific country and islma.
Share on Facebook Share. Iwlam is under way is sociological modernisation. Roger Green rated it really liked it Jan 18, Subscribers receive exclusive discounts and early access to new books from Hurst. Share on LinkedIn Share.
Counterinsurgent rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unfortunately, the book suffers from a lack of organization and logical exposition that makes his central themes difficult to track and conceptualize clearly.
Sep 10, Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: But what is going on in Iraq has confirmed my view that Islam is not the dominant factor in Middle East politics: Mar 01, Graham rated it really liked it. If you continue on eoy website you will be providing your consent to our use of this information.
The Internet can clearly be seen as a facilitator of those developments that you analyse. Olivier’s grasp of the mood swings in te Islamic milieu are pretty exact. globaized
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This difficulty is only further exacerbated by the current age of globalization. Religioscope — The original French edition of your book was published two years ago.
Roy examines how Muslim intellectuals have made it possible for Muslims to live in a secularized world while maintaining oliveir identity of a “true believer. The ummah they are addressing is a transnational one, or even a virtual one, through the Internet.
When they are involved in politics, it is only to embed values in the law abortion, gay marriage, sharia, adultery, etc. Olivier Roy — Recent terrorist actions have confirmed what I said about the de-territorialization and Westernization of the radicals, but I updated the book to give some more input.
Roy concludes that globalisation and westernisation have become unstoppable, both among Muslims living in the west and goobalized who still inhabit Muslim societies.
Roy stresses that religion is becoming more and more individual. Share on Google Plus Share. Thus, a religious purist may want to keep religion out of politics and actually be an agent of secularization. Faith is more important than dogma”, Roy argues.