Special Issue "The Many Faces of Contemporary Post-Islamism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 October 2021.
Interests: intersection of critical middle east studies; political economy; contemporary Islamic studies and decolonial/postcolonial studies
This Special Issue of Religions critically examines the many faces and forces of contemporary post-Islamist discourses/movements in Muslim majority contexts. It challenges and problematizes conventional and ahistorical accounts of contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which offers an essentialist and static reading of Muslim scholars, Islamic activism, and Islamic socio-political thought. The goal of this issue is to contribute to the critical literature on Muslims/Islam and politics by conceptualizing, contextualizing, and historicizing different manifestations of post-Islamism in post-revolutionary Iran, Tunisia, Turkey, Lebanon, among others. The articles of this issue critically analyse the development, dynamism and socio-intellectual transformations of Muslim reformist scholars, as well as socio-political actors in Muslim majority public spheres. The topics include the evolution of contemporay Shi‘i legal theory, a post-Islamist and rational approach in contemporary reformist Islam in Iran, the development of contemporary Islamic thought, a critique of the Al-Nahda’s post-Islamist transformation in Tunisia, quietist salafism and post-Islamism, post-Islamist trends in the performing arts, and the anti-capitalist Muslims in Turkey. This Special Issue provides an interdisciplinary approach to the critical Islamic studies, Middle East studies, the MENA social movement studies, and the contemporary Islamic reform. It contributes to the growing literature on the intellectual and socio-political transformations of Muslims from Islamism towards post-Islamism.
Prof. Mojtaba Mahdavi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Islamic political thought
- Al-Nahda Party
- Shi‘i Legal Theory
- Reformist Islam in Iran
- Quietist Salafism
- Anti-capitalist Muslims