Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Yemen and Salafism are both making headlines in the news, yet they lack serious academic study due to the difficulties associated with field research. The challenge of Bonnefoy's book is to have studied Salafism in Yemen, remarkably succeeding in analyzing it in a concrete context and shedding new light both on the religious movement and on the Yemeni political and religious scene. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Salafism has become one of the West's new political bogeymen. Many regard the movement as a by-product of a centralized foreign-policy platform shaped by so-called Saudi interests, as well as the chosen ideology of violent groups such as al-Qaeda. Based on extensive research conducted throughout Yemen between 2001 and 2009 -- particularly in the southern province of Yâfi' -- this book offers an original approach to Salafism and draws a necessary counternarrative, considering the dynamics of the Salafi movement as well as its relationship to evolving local, regional, and international contexts.
Having studied more than a hundred recorded sermons and conferences and dozens of books, and having interviewed numerous clerics, intellectuals, and activists, Laurent Bonnefoy provides fresh perspective on the allegedly apolitical Salafi doctrine promoted by the renowned Yemeni Salafi figure, Muqbil al-Wadi'i. Building on the principles of international relations theory and political sociology, he references the everyday practices of al-Wadi'i's dedicated followers, their rivalries, and their developing trajectories. He demonstrates that -- rather than resulting from specifically planned policies -- Yemeni Salafism has, since the early 1980s, grown out of a series of spontaneous, grassroots mechanisms that are often shaped by transnational flows, which have embedded this movement within complex Yemeni systems.
About the Author:
Laurent Bonnefoy holds a Ph.D. in international relations from Sciences Po, Paris. He is a researcher in political science at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) based in the Levant. Building on four years spent in Yemen, his research focuses primarily on contemporary religious identities in the Arabian Peninsula.
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0231702965 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0231702965Z2
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press, New York City, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A fine copy with slide edgewear at the spine ends. Very clean and tight inside with no prior owner marks. Thorough study based on research and residence in Yemen 2001 to 2009. Author is a French academic who specializes in Islamic politics. Recommended. An excellent bibliography. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 078489
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2764187859
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. In new mylar cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38001
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University, New York, 2011. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D11D19
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97802317029663.0
Buchbeschreibung Columbia University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0231702965