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: eBook
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. Secular Authoritarianism, Ideology, and Islamist Mobilization
  • Part II. The USSR Politicizes Islam: 2. The Russian Revolution and Muslim Mobilization
  • 3. The Atheist State: Repressing and Politicizing Islam
  • 4. Muslim Belief and Everyday Resistance
  • Part III. Tajikistan: From Moderate Islamists to Muslim Democrats: 5. The Islamic Revival Party Challenges Communism
  • 6. A Democratic Islamic Party Confronts An Extremist Secular State
  • 7. The Attraction and Limits of Islamist Ideas in Tajikistan
  • Part IV. Uzbekistan: From Salafists to Salafi-Jihadists: 8. Seeking Justice and Purity: Islamists against Communism and Karimov
  • 9. Making Extremists: The Uzbek Jihad Moves to Afghanistan
  • 10. The Attraction and Limits of Islamist Ideas in Uzbekistan
  • Part V. Kyrgyzstan: Civil Islam and Emergent Islamists: 11. Religious Liberalization and Civil Islam in Kyrgyzstan
  • 12. Emergent Islamism in Kyrgyzstan
  • 13. The Attraction and Limits of Islamist Ideas in Kyrgyzstan
  • Part VI. From Central Asia to Syria: Transnational Salafi-Jihadists: 14. Central Asians Join the Syrian Jihad
  • 15. From Central Asia to Afghanistan, Syria, and Beyond
  • Appendix
  • Glossary.