Olivier Roy argues that Islamic revival, or ‘re-Islamisation’, results from the efforts of westernised Muslims to assert their identity in a non-Muslim context. Olivier Roy discussed his latest book, Globalized Islam, in which he argues that Islamic revival has resulted from the Muslim diaspora´s efforts. Olivier Roy’s Globalized Islam. Much of the current turmoil in the Muslim world and the tensions between. West and East can be traced back to.

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This has produced a deterritorialisation of Islam. To ask other readers questions about Globalized Islammplease sign up. Echter is het boek wel lastig te lezen en soms voelt het wat chaotisch in hoe hij zijn argumenten weergeeft.

Globalised Islam by Olivier Roy Fear is often based on simplifying or even inventing the dangers that surround the frightened. A journalist as much as an academic, Roy’s insights are refreshingly based on concrete data.

Much like Reza Aslan, Roy places radicals in context. I had a complicated globslized with this book.

There is a kind of privatisation of faith. Jan 17, Clay rated it really liked it. It’s a must read for any Muslim living in the West looking for answers to justify the current Islamic trends.

Globalized Islam – Interview with Olivier Roy

Coupled with the inevitable clash between different generations of immigrants as children rebel or move away intellectually from their parents, he sees a crisis in the social authority of Islam everywhere. Bobby rated it it was amazing Sep 09, No trivia or quizzes yet. Roy has gone deeper than most in understanding the mundane as seen in his footnotes which are mostly speeches and sermons from quotidian websitesand thankfully eschew the mundane explanation such as by those who can’t olivir differentiate globalised Islam from civilisational Islam assuming that’s still a thing today.


Preview — Globalized Islam by Olivier Roy. The issue here is not Islam as a theological corpus, but the discourses and practice of Muslims”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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While well-written and interesting to read, I didn’t agree with many of his arguments or premises and at times it felt a bit too simplistic. Jan 05, Lamiya rated it liked it. Religioscope — The original French edition of your book was published two years ago.

Olivier Roy — The Internet is a perfect tool to create an abstract and virtual community of believers delinked from any specific country and culture. Ispam to emigration one third of the world’s Muslims now live as members of a minority, many of them in western countries.

The revival of Islam among Muslim populations in the last twenty years is often wrongly perceived as a backlash against westernization rather than gllobalized one of its consequences. The Search for a New UmmahLondon: We may deplore olivler relative absence of liberal reformist thinkers in Islam, but that is also a problem with global Protestantism. If you reform enough individuals, you reform society. He writes of French Muslims who let their children attend Christmas parties at school, or joined the communist-led union in the car plants that employed them – which led in exchange to the union pushing for prayer-rooms at the workplace.


Good academic description of globalization of religious radical groups. Working from this premise, Olivier Roy’s career as one of the west’s most knowledgeable scholars of “Islam in practice” has been devoted to combating its demonisation. Although the Oliviet republic of Iran lowered the legal age of marriage for women to nine, the real average age of marriage has gone on rising in Iran and reached 22 by And the good news, as Roy sees it, is that secularisation is the majority trend.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy

I would add that most attempts to olivker the phenomena, although tempting, are counterproductive in the best case scenario and plain dangerous in most cases.

In that sense Roy is somewhat similar to Satanovsky http: But what is going on in Iraq has confirmed my view that Islam is not the dominant factor in Middle East politics: It often contains a large dose of anti-intellectualism and leads to a more emotional, belief-based religiosity. What is under way is sociological modernisation.