Sectarianism without sects / Azmi Bishara.

"This book develops a theory of sectarianism and its relationship with communities of shared religion and with the emergence of imagined communities of this kind. Distinguishing between social sectarianism and political sectarianism, it discusses the relationship of political sectarianism to co...

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Main Author: Bishārah, ʻAzmī (Author)
Other Authors: Hitchcock, Chris (Translator) (Translator)
Format: Electronic
Published: London : Hurst & Company, 2021.
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Uniform Title:Ṭāʼifah, al-ṭāʼifīyah, al-ṭawāʼif al-mutakhayyalah.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. On the Problematic of Sectarianism
  • 2. Mapping Terms: Towards Analytical Conceptualisation
  • 3. Confessionalisation as a Prelude to Sectarianisation
  • 4. Is a Ta'ifa a Community?
  • 5. Firqa and Ijtiraq in Islam
  • 6. Social Conflict, Sects, and Foreign Intervention: The Tanzimat and the Events of 1860
  • 7. Ibn Khaldun's 'ʻAsabiyya and Sects'
  • 8. Sectarianism, its Historicity, and Some Ethical Implications
  • 9. Nothing Eternal About It
  • 10. Is Modern Sectarianism a Product of Secularisation?
  • 11. Community to Imagined Community, Social Sectarianism to Political Sectarianism
  • 12. Sectarianism from Popular Participation in the Public Sphere to a Barrier to Participation
  • 13. Majorities, Minorities, and Tolerance.