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Everyday Islam

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Homepage_slug_hayder.1 This collection gathers together five articles previously published in Cultural Anthropology, by Naveeda Khan, Hayder Al-Mohammad, Carolyn Rouse and Janet Hoskins, Kenneth George, and Arzoo Osanloo. The collection also includes interviews with the authors, who reflect on their work, as well a commentary on the whole collection from Charles Hirschkind. The articles engage with everyday aspects o... More...

Of Children and Jinn: An Inquiry into an Unexpected Friendship during Uncertain Times

Purity, Soul Food, and Sunni Islam: Explorations at the Intersection of Consumption and Resistance

The Measure of Mercy: Islamic Justice, Sovereign Power, and Human Rights in Iran

Ethics, Iconoclasm, and Qur'anic Art in Indonesia

A Kidnapping in Basra: the Struggles and Precariousness of Life in Post-invasion Iraq

Issue 30.1, February 2015

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Homepage_slug_cover_30-1_artwork_for_webv2 February 2015 marks the first issue produced by incoming editors, Dominic Boyer, James Faubion, and Cymene Howe, from Rice University. Their opening editorial outlines the philosophy and organizational practice of the editorial collective, discusses the challenges of maintaining sustainable, high-quality open-access publishing, and announces new features like Openings and Retrospectives and Sou... More...