Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan

Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan

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This book explores the activities of the local Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. It examines how the Brotherhood, working to establish an alternative social, political and moral order through a network of Islamic institutions, made a huge contribution to the transformation of Jordanian society. It reveals, however, that the Brotherhooda€™s involvement in the economic realm, in Islamic financial activities, led it to engage with the neo-liberal approach to the economy, with the result that the Islamic social institutions created by the Brotherhood, such as charities, lost their importance in favour of profit-oriented activities owned by leading Islamist individuals. The book thereby demonstrates the qhybridisationq of Islamism, and argues that Islamism is not an abstract set of beliefs, but rather a collection of historically constructed practices. The book also illustrates how globalisation is profoundly influencing culture and society in the Arab world, though modified by the adoption of an Islamic framework.of the Kuwait Finance House (KFH), now one of the most important Islamic banks in the world, has been explained as the ... the blossoming of new research activities in the field of economics and finance throughout the Arab and Islamic world, anbsp;...


Title:Islamism and Globalisation in Jordan
Author: Daniel Atzori
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-05-22
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