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'Militant Islam' vs. 'Islamic Militancy'?
'Militant Islam' vs. 'Islamic Militancy'?

'Militant Islam' vs. 'Islamic Militancy'?

Religion, Violence, Category Formation and Applied Research. Contested Fields in the Discourses of Scholarship

Edited by Nina Käsehage, Edited by Klaus Hock

Religionswissenschaft: Forschung und Wis


272 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $52.95 (US $52.95) (CA $70.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9783643912756

Rights: US & CA

LIT Verlag (Sep 2020)

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Discourses on 'radical Islam,' on 'Islamic extremism,' or on 'religious violence' in Islamic contexts are en vogue - in and beyond academia. But in view of the highly contested topic of political Islam, the challenge starts already with the preferred terminology. What actually are we talking about when we talk about 'salafism,' 'jihadism,' 'Islamic terrorism,' etc.? This edited volume provides a collection of contributions that due to their respective academic cultures and disciplinary locations display a multifaceted variety of approaches to the research field and its subject.

Author Biography

Nina Käsehage is research fellow at the University of Rostock with a focus on Islamic radicalization. Currently, she is working on the religious socialization of children in the former Islamic State (IS). Klaus Hock is Professor for Theology and Head of the Department of Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology at the University of Rostock. His research focus is on Christian-Muslim relations and transculturation.