Friday, August 21, 2009

Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East

Here's the reading list for my 400-level course this semester, "Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East."

Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
TR 5:00 p.m.
Prof. Ulrich

Required Texts:

Muslim Politics, Dale Eickelman and James Piscatori
Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age, Albert Hourani
The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran, Roy Mottahedeh
The Society of the Muslim Brothers, Richard Mitchell*
Milestones, Sayyid Qutb
The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia, David Commins
The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics, Charles Hirschkind

September 1 – Course Intro
September 3 - Qur’an, Suras 1 and 2

September 8 – Hourani, pp. 1-33; John Voll, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform,” The Oxford History of Islam, pp. 509-48; Joel Beinin and Joe Stork, “On the Modernity, Historical Specificity, and International Context of Political Islam,” Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report, ed. Joel Beinin and Joe Stork, (London: I.B. Tauris, 1997), pp. 3-25.
September 10 – Eickelman and Piscatori, pp. 3-45; Kemal H. Karpat, “The New Middle Classes and the Nakshbandia,” The Politicization of Islam, pp. 89-116; Juan Cole, “Printing and Urban Islam in the Mediterranean World, 1890-1920,” Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, ed. Leila Tarazi Fawaz and C.A. Bayly, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), pp. 344-64.

September 15 – Hourani, pp. 103-93.
September 17 – Hourani, pp. 222-44; C. Ernest Dawn, “The Origins of Arab Nationalism,” The Origins of Arab Nationalism, ed. Rashid Khalidi, Lisa Anderson, Muhammad Muslih, and Reeva S. Simon, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991), pp. 3-30.

September 22 – Eickelman and Piscatori, pp. 46-164
September 24 – Mottahedeh, pp. 7-68

September 29 – Mottahedeh, pp. 69-185
October 1 – Mottahedeh, pp. 186-247 (terms quiz)

October 6 – Mottahedeh, pp. 248-390
October 8 – Amal Saad-Ghorayeb, “Factors Conducive to the Politicization of the Lebanese Shi’a and the Emergence of Hizbullah,” Journal of Islamic Studies 14 (2003): 273-307; Laurence Louer, Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008), pp. 69-102.

Octobter 13 – FALL BREAK
October 15 – Sena Karasipahi, “Comparing Islamic Resurgence Movements in Turkey and Iran,” The Middle East Journal 63 (2009): 87-107; Shukran Vahide, “The Life and Times of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi,” The Muslim World 99 (1999): 208-44; Dale F. Eickelman, “Qur’anic Commentary, Public Space, and Religious Intellecutials in the Writings of Said Nursi,” The Muslim World 99 (1999): 260-9; Fethullah Gulen web site (paper topic chosen)

October 20 - Malika Zeghal, “Religion and Politics in Egypt: The Ulema of al-Azhar, Radical Islam, and the State (1952-94),” International Journal of Middle East Studies 31 (1999): 371-99; Juan Cole, Engaging the Muslim World, (New York: Palgrave- Macmillan, 2009), pp. 49-65.
October 22 – Mitchell, pp. 209-94.

October 27 – Qutb, pp. 7-105
October 29 – Qutb, pp. 107-60

November 3 – Ahmad Dallal, “The Origins and Objectives of Islamic Revivalist Thought, 1750-1850,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 113 (1993): 341-59; Kitab al-Tawhid, Commins, pp. 1-39
November 5– Commins, pp. 40-103

November 10 – Commins, pp. 104-209
November 12 – Hirschkind, pp. 1-66

November 17 – Hirschkind, pp. 67-42 (abstract due)
November 19 – Hirschkind, pp. 143-214

November 26 – Thanksgiving

December 1 – Presentation of Student Research
December 3 – Presentation of Student Research

December 8 – Presentation of Student Research
December 10 – Presentation of Student Research

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