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Islam, Charity, and Activism: Middle-Class Networks and Social Welfare in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)

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Throughout the Middle East, Islamist charities and social welfare organizations play a major role in addressing the socioeconomic needs of Muslim societies, independently of the state. Through case studies of Islamic medical clinics in Egypt, the Islamic Center Charity Society in Jordan, and the Islah Women's Charitable Society in Yemen, Janine A. Clark examines the structure and dynamics of moderate Islamic institutions and their social and political impact. Questioning the widespread assumption that such organizations primarily serve the poorer classes, Clark argues that these organizations in fact are run by and for the middle class. Rather than the vertical recruitment or mobilization of the poor that they are often presumed to promote, Islamic social institutions play an important role in strengthening social networks that bind middle-class professionals, volunteers, and clients. Ties of solidarity that develop along these horizontal lines foster the development of new social networks and the diffusion of new ideas.

About the Author

Janine A. Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph and co-editor (with Remonda Bensabat-Kleinberg) of Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Civil Society in the Developing World.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

List of Tables and Charts

Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Islamic Social Institutions, Social Movement Theory, and the Middle Classes

2. Islamic Medical Clinics in Egypt: The Operational Imperatives of ISIs and the Role of Middle Class Networks

3. The Islamic Center Charity Society in Jordan: The Benefits to the Middle Class

4. The Islah Charitable Society in Yemen: Women's Social Networks, Charity and Da'wa

5. The Significance of Being Middle Class

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253216267
Editor:
Tessler, Mark
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Editor:
Tessler, Mark
Author:
Clark, Janine A.
Author:
Tessler, Mark
Location:
Bloomington, Ind.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Charities
Subject:
Social institutions
Subject:
Islam -- Charities.
Subject:
Social institutions - Egypt
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Anthropology; History; Islam; Middle East; Middle Eastern Studies; Philanthropy Philanthropy; Politics; Religion; Twentieth Century or Later
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Indiana Series in Middle East Studies
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 figures, 1 index
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.22 x 0.8 in

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History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
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