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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Do you think that a globalized Islam will actually also favour the rise of an American Islam, of a European Islam, and so on? Some abandon it altogether. From tohe has acted as a consultant to the French Foreign Ministry. He lives in a small French town where a third of the population is Muslim. Moreover, the Internet allows an individual to speak on an equal footing with others. The revival of Islam among Muslim populations in the last twenty years is often wrongly perceived as a backlash against westernization rather than as one of its ilivier.

The book is extremely relevant today with the ongoing Western military involvement in Muslim counties’ happenings and the mass migration of people from Muslim countries to Western Isslam.

What is under way is sociological modernisation. Olivier Roy — The Internet is a perfect tool to create an abstract and virtual community of believers delinked from any specific country and culture.

Read our cookies policy. Since the English edition is not just a islwm, but an updated version of the book, what has changed over the past two years? Faheem Hussain rated it liked it Jun 01, It provides Muslims with an identity as well as solidarity with other people who regularly “practise” their religion.

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah

The Internet also allows the creation of window institutions: By laying out the multiplicity of different forms of Muslim behaviour he has always aimed to show there is no single Islam just as there is no single Christianity. Do ilsam developments confirm your original analysis, or have you had to revise some of your assessments?

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Other themes that are developed are a deterritorialized Ummah, and how practice and outward signs of faith are superseding theology in present day discourse. Olivier’s grasp of the mood swings in te Islamic milieu are pretty exact. Want to Read saving….

About Religioscope Launched in JanuaryReligioscope is an independent website about religions in today’s world. Excellent academic study detailing the change in Muslim neofundamentalist attitudes as ordinary Muslims find themselves objectifying and defining Islam in the global culture.

At various parts of the book Roy compares and contrasts neo fundamentalists, Islamists olivoer traditional conservatives which is absolutely fascinating. What makes Olivier Roy a challenging writer is that he doesn’t simplify things by framing everything in the context of a singular idea e. Olivier Roy, Globalised Islam: What makes Olivier Roy a challenging writer is that he doesn’t simplify things by framing everything in the conte A very difficult rpy to read, and even a more difficult one to summarize.

In practice politics corrupts religion, not the other way around. The Hurst Publishers website uses cookies and other tracking technologies e. Bobby rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Roy examines how Muslim intellectuals have made it possible for Muslims to live in a secularized world while maintaining the identity of a “true believer.

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

Share on Pinterest Share. The vast majority of existing Islamic states had to sacrifice the idea of international Islam to the national interests of local state, demonstrating once again that nationalism of a specific country trumps any dreams of a transnational kingdom be it global Islam, Marxism or Liberal Democracy for that matter.

The onward march of westernisation affects their societies, too, and even when there has been a backlash against the trend, the usual aim is not to return to some golden pre-modern age. Nor is it true that secularisation leads to democracy. If you continue on this website you will be providing your consent to our use of this information. Islam should be treated merely as a religion, and not as the expression of ethnic minority groups.


More importantly it allows neo fundamentalists to define their identity independently of the cultural norms they are currently in. Jan 05, Lamiya rated it liked it. 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.

If you reform enough individuals, you reform society. May 01, Noah rated it liked it Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What Roy has done here is a fascinating re-reading of Islam the Islam practised not the one ordained by God that combines a broad swath of impressive qualitative historical and discursive evidence with a focused line of theorising that seeks to analyse, adumbrate, and articulate an Islam deculturalised, deterritorialised, and decentralised.

A key take away I globalizedd from this book is that secularism and religion are not necessarily at odds with one another. Evangelical Christianity moves the masses — A report from Venezuela. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

His new book provides one of the best and most detailed snapshots of “real existing Islam” currently available. But then again if you believe Taleb the best books don’t lend themselves easily to summarization. Focusing on the epiphenomena of globalisation such as deculturation, deterritorialisation, and secularisation and WesternisationRoy explains re-Islamisation in terms that saw Muslims-pious or not-reacting to a changing world that is also experienced by their non-Muslim counterparts.

In this interview, Olivier Roy shares some of his observations, as well as developments in his analysis, with the readers of Religioscope. 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.

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