Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia

Johan Fischer (Editor), Jeremy Jammes (Editor)

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The first volume to explore Muslim piety as a form of economy, this book examines specific forms of production, trade, regulation, consumption, entrepreneurship and science that condition – and are themselves conditioned by – Islamic values, logics and politics. With a focus on Southeast Asia as a site of significant and diverse integration of Islam and the economy – as well as the incompatibilities that can occur between the two – it reveals the production of a Muslim piety as an economy in its own right. Interdisciplinary in nature and based on in-depth empirical studies, the book considers issues such as the Qur’anic prohibition of corruption and anti-corruption reforms; the emergence of the Islamic economy under colonialism; ‘halal’ or ‘lawful’ production, trade, regulation and consumption; modesty in Islamic fashion marketing communications; and financialisation, consumerism and housing. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and religious studies with interests in Islam and Southeast Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages238
ISBN (Print)9780367336684, 9781032087207 (pbk)
ISBN (Electronic)9780429321146
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

This book has also been published in Paperback ed. in 2021. ISBN: 9781032087207

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