Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies

Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Muslim Majority Societies

  • Armando Salvatore
  • Mark LeVine

Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Muslim Majority Societies

  3. Contested Hegemonies in the Public Sphere

  4. Practice, Communication, and the Public Construction of Legal Argument

  5. Conclusion Public Spheres Transnationalized: Comparisons Within and Beyond Muslim Majority Societies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book


This collection of essays examines how modern public spheres reflect and mask - often both simultaneously - discourses of order, contests for hegemony, and techniques of power in the Muslim world. It builds on scholarship that re-imagines theories and practices of the public in modern and contemporary societies. While examining disparate time periods and locations, each contributor views modern and contemporary public spheres as crucial to the functioning, and understanding, of political and societal power in Muslim majority countries.


hegemony participation politics transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Armando Salvatore
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mark LeVine
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut)EssenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Social ScienceHumboldt UniversityBerlinGermany
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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