Stock Image

Shiism and Social Protest

Juan R. I. Cole

5 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0300035535 / ISBN 13: 9780300035537
Published by Yale University Press
New Condition: New Soft cover
From BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 21, 2012

Quantity Available: 20
Buy New
List Price: US$ 34.00
Price: US$ 40.22 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy


About this Item

Paperback. 352 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.This timely and important book presents the first overview of Shii political activism in the countries where it has been most significant-from Iran and Lebanon to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The contributors present up-to-date information on the factors involved in Shiisms recent movement away from quietism and toward an active involvement in politics. They also discuss how Shii political activism will affect the struggle in and for Lebanon; the Iran-Iraq war; Soviet attitudes toward Afghanistan and Iran; and U. S. policies toward the Middle East. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780300035537

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Shiism and Social Protest

Publisher: Yale University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

About this title

Synopsis:

Shi’i Muslims, who make up eleven percent of the population of Islamic nations, have produced more than their share of political activism from the Iranian revolution in 1978-79 to a series of dramatic individual actions, most recently in Lebanon.  Why has Twelver Shi’ism changed from quietism to an active involvement in politics?  How will Shi’i political activism affect the struggle in and for Lebanon, the Iran-Iraq war, Soviet attitudes toward Afghanistan and Iran, and United States policies toward the Middle East?
This timely and important book is the first overview of Shi’i political activism in each of the countries where it has been significant.  The contributors to the volume scholars with wide-ranging expertise here present up-to-date information on the factors involved in the recent rise of Shi’i activism.  Surprisingly, the authors find that national identities have often been more important for Shi’i Muslims than transnational religious solidarity; Shi’is in most countries have mobilized for greater participation in their nation’s resources and political life rather than for Shi’i separatism or clerical rule.  According to the authors, Shi’is have not by any means reached a final point in their political activities; their political future depends largely on the degree to which the demands and desires of their local groups are met.
A useful guide to the largely unexplored terrain of Shi’i history and tradition behind today’s headlines in the Middle East.”
-- Gary G. Sick, author of All Fall Down

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

BuySomeBooks is great place to get your books online. With over eight million titles available we're sure to have what you're looking for. Despite having a large selection of new books available for immediate shipment and excellent customer service, people still tell us they prefer us because of our prices.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

BuySomeBooks is operated by Drive-On-In, Inc., a Nevada co...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Books are shipped from multiple locations so your order may arrive from Las Vegas,NV, Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, or Commerce,GA.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express