Fwd: [lg policy] Fwd: Auto-discard notification

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 15:43:44 UTC 2015


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 10:12 AM
Subject: [lg policy] Fwd: Auto-discard notification
To: lp <lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu>







 Forwarded From: Tristan Mabry <mabryt at mac.com>


Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:42:35 -0700

New Book: 'Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism'

Dear Colleagues,

I have just published a book with the University of Pennsylvania Press that
may be of interest to the community regarding nationalism, language
politics, and Islamism.  Promo copy from the publisher is below.

Many thanks,

Tristan

Tristan James Mabry, PhD
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

tjmabry at nps.edu
831-915-7491

=================================

*Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism*
Tristan James Mabry
University of Pennsylvania Press
312 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 illus.


*"An entirely original and important contribution to the study of
nationalism, this book brings together a broad range of ideas about
ethnicity, language, and religion and deftly weaves together an elegant
theory that not only explains why some Muslim societies choose to turn
toward or away from fundamentalism but what to do about it."—John A. Hall,
James McGill Professor in Sociology, McGill University*
In an era of ethnopolitical conflict and constitutional change worldwide,
nationalist and Islamist movements are two of the most powerful forces in
global politics. However, the respective roles played by nationalism and
Islamism in Muslim separatist movements have until recently been poorly
understood. The conventional view foregrounds Muslim exceptionalism, which
suggests that allegiance to the nation of Islam trumps ethnic or national
identity. But as Tristan James Mabry shows, language can be a far more
reliable indicator of a Muslim community's commitment to nationalist or
Islamist struggles.

Drawing on fieldwork in Iraq, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and the
Philippines, *Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism* examines
and compares the ethnopolitical identity of six Muslim
separatist movements. There are variations in secularism and
ethnonationalism among the cases, but the key factor is the presence or
absence of a vernacular print culture—a social cement that binds a literate
population together as a national group. Mabry shows that a strong print
culture correlates with a strong ethnonational identity, and a strong
ethnonational identity correlates with a conspicuous absence of Islamism.
Thus, Islamism functions less as an incitement, more as an opportunistic
pull with greater influence when citizens do not have a strong
ethnonational bond. An innovative perspective firmly grounded in
empirical research, *Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism* has
important implications for scholars and policymakers alike.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15372.html

=================================






-- 
**************************************
N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to its
members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner or
sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members who
disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal, and to write
directly to the original sender of any offensive message.  A copy of this
may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/
listinfo/lgpolicy-list
*******************************************

_______________________________________________
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format:
https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list




-- 
=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+

 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

-------------------------------------------------
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lgpolicy-list/attachments/20151116/54b8b703/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list


More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list