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Imagining an Islamic Anarchism: A New Field of Study is Ploughed

Fiscella, Anthony LU (2009) In Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives p.280-317
Abstract
What research has been accomplished hitherto on the subject of anarchism within Islam? How has Islamic anarchism been approached and conceived by researchers and advocates? How might this field be approached? What are some of the challenges inherent in the study of anarchism in Islam? This chapter attempts to answer these questions while raising new ones. Work by Ahmet Karamustafa, Patricia Crone, Harold Barclay, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Michael Muhammad Knight, ‘Abd al-Hakeem Carney, Heba Raouf Ezzat, Michael “Salim” McCarron and Sharif Gemie is discussed and analysed in light of the goals and reference points of the authors. Material from the Najdiyya Kharijites and Mu‘tazilites of the ninth century to the contemporary Taqwacore scene is... (More)
What research has been accomplished hitherto on the subject of anarchism within Islam? How has Islamic anarchism been approached and conceived by researchers and advocates? How might this field be approached? What are some of the challenges inherent in the study of anarchism in Islam? This chapter attempts to answer these questions while raising new ones. Work by Ahmet Karamustafa, Patricia Crone, Harold Barclay, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Michael Muhammad Knight, ‘Abd al-Hakeem Carney, Heba Raouf Ezzat, Michael “Salim” McCarron and Sharif Gemie is discussed and analysed in light of the goals and reference points of the authors. Material from the Najdiyya Kharijites and Mu‘tazilites of the ninth century to the contemporary Taqwacore scene is addressed in an attempt to chart the realm of what might be considered to be variations of an Islamic anarchism. Concluding with a tentative model for the study of this new field, the chapter ends by raising questions about the efficacy of current taxonomies and terminologies. (Less)
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Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives
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280 - 317
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  author       = {Fiscella, Anthony},
  editor       = {Christoyannopoulos, Alexandre J. M. E.},
  isbn         = {1443811327},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {280--317},
  publisher    = {Cambridge Scholars Publishing},
  series       = {Religious Anarchism: New Perspectives},
  title        = {Imagining an Islamic Anarchism: A New Field of Study is Ploughed},
  year         = {2009},
}