Change and the Muslim World

Change and the Muslim World

Change and the Muslim World

Change and the Muslim World

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This volume is based on presentations by more than a dozen experts, Muslim and non-Muslim, Americans and non-Americans, at a two-day conference, "The World of Islam from Morocco to Indonesia," held in Washington, D.C., in June 1980, and supplemented by additional material prepared or solicited by the editors. Sponsored jointly by the Washington Center of The Asia Society, the Middle East Institute, the National Committee to Honor the Fourteenth Centennial of Islam, and The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, the conference was made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. International Communication Agency.

The contributors to this book reflect a broad spectrum of views, both geographically and conceptually. Geographically, their essays cover the world of Islam from Africa, through the Middle East, and across Asia. Conceptually, the essays focus on the unifying values, the activism, and the major issues the Islamic world faces in the 1980s, in the light of its geographic breadth and cultural diversity.

The organizational principles behind the various essays are geographic, cultural, and national plurality, on the one hand, and transcending issues, on the other. Foremost among these issues is the impact of the process of modernization on Islamic societies, with emphasis on politics, education, and family life across the Muslim world and among Muslim communities in . . .

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