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By Erich Kolig

Conservative Islam: A Cultural Anthropology by Erich Kolig analyzes the salient features of Islam and modern Muslim society from the point of view of conventional cultural anthropology. Gender concerns, the headband and veiling, alcohol and red meat prohibition, the taboo on satirizing non secular contents, violence and jihad, attitudes towards rationalism and modernity, and different very important matters that emanate from Islamic doctrine are discursively highlighted as to their origins, symbolic meanings, and value within the smooth global. by way of highlighting socio-cultural configurations, the universals they characterize, the conditions in their construction, and their semiotic which means, Kolig is helping the reader achieve knowing of Islam within the glossy world.

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