Politicizing Islam in Central Asia : from the Russian revolution to the Afghan and Syrian jihads / Kathleen Collins.

"The introduction sets forth the two sets of questions that motivate this book. First, under what conditions does Islam become the language and the defining character of political opposition movements? Why has this Islamist mobilization taken place in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, whereas in Kyrgy...

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Main Author: Collins, Kathleen, 1971- (Author)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]
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Summary:"The introduction sets forth the two sets of questions that motivate this book. First, under what conditions does Islam become the language and the defining character of political opposition movements? Why has this Islamist mobilization taken place in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, whereas in Kyrgyzstan, civil Islam-rather than Islamism-has predominated? And why have three distinct waves of Islamist organizations and movements emerged and mobilized from the 1980s through the 2010s? Second, why do some Islamist organizations achieve relatively high mobilization, attracting a mass following, whereas many others remain fringe groups, or disappear altogether? What strategies do Islamists employ to win a social base? Are ordinary people attracted to any of the multiple Islamist movements that have surfaced? The chapter also reviews the book's country cases and the Islamist movements within each country, as well as the research methodology"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 556 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780197685082
0197685080
9780197685105
0197685102
9780197685099
0197685099