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The first Islamist republic [electronic resource] : development and disintegration of Islamism in the Sudan /
Abdullahi A. Gallab.
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
description
183 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0754671623 (alk. paper), 9780754671626 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008.
isbn
0754671623 (alk. paper)
9780754671626 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Reflections on Islamism in the Sudan -- Elementary forms of the Islamist movement -- Competing visions in the aftermath of the October revolution -- From the corporation to the coup -- The first republic, its sheikh, and community -- A call to jihad -- End of the first republic -- The road to Darfur : Islamism without al-Turabi, authoritarianism without Nimairi.
catalogue key
11358415
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-09-01:
Gallab (Arizona State Univ.) provides a well-researched, highly informative contribution on contemporary Sudan. As a Sudanese scholar and former journalist, he is uniquely positioned to trace the social roots of Sudanese Islamism and its impact on state, society, and economy. While focusing on the period of the first Islamist republic (1989-99), he provides the reader with an excellent historical assessment of the rise of Islamism that places this period within the social, political, and cultural history of postcolonial Sudan. Drawing on a wealth of material written by Sudanese Islamists, Gallab presents Islamism in Sudan as a highly heterogeneous movement responsive to domestic, regional, and international forces that shaped the intellectual trajectory and political program of Islamists. A central figure in this narrative is Hasan al-Turabi, the primary architect and ideologue of the first Islamist republic. The rise and fragmentation of Islamism in Sudan is seen largely through his political life and contribution to the creation of an Islamist state. By focusing on the sociopolitical landscapes that (re)produce Islamism, the book provides the reader with an excellent discussion of the multiple dynamics of political Islam. Summing Up: Recommended. All undergraduate, graduate, and research collections. S.N. Abboud Susquehanna University
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Summaries
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By adding a new dimension to the ongoing scholarly and political debate about Islamism or political Islam within the context of modern politics in Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, this study details the development and disintegration of the Islamists' Republic in the Sudan.
Long Description
By adding a new dimension to the ongoing scholarly and political debate about Islamism or political Islam within the context of modern politics in Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, this study details the development and disintegration of the Islamists' Republic in the Sudan. The Islamists' regime in the Sudan has propagated a distinctive ideology whose declared aim was to create a primary model of an Islamist state.Based on extensive field work inside and outside the regime, this book is the story of the social world of Islamism. It provides an entry point into its local and global worlds as they interact and collide with each other. By placing considerable emphasis on the theoretical development and growth of Islamism, this book addresses the profound transformations in the field of political Islam. Political scientists, sociologists interested in religion and Middle Eastern and African scholars should read this book.
Main Description
This book is the story of the social world of Islamism. Based on extensive field work inside and outside the Islamists' regime in the Sudan, it provides an entry point into the regime's local and global worlds as they interact and collide with each other.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
Reflections on Islamism in the Sudan
Elementary forms of the Islamist movement
Competing visions in the aftermath of the October Revolution
From the corporation to the coup
The 1st republic, its sheikh, and community
A call to jihad
End of the 1st republic
The road to Darfur: Islamism without al-Turabi, authoritarianism without Nimairi
Conclusion
Appendix
Index
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