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Hefner, Robert W. 1952-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 367 publications in 4 languages and 19,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BP173.7, 322.109598
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert W Hefner
Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia by Robert W Hefner( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conversion to Christianity : historical and anthropological perspectives on a great transformation by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most striking developments in the history of modern civilizations has been the conversion of tribal peoples to more expansively organized "world" religions. There is little scholarly consensus as to why these religions have endured and why conversion to them has been so widespread. These essays explore the phenomenon of Christian conversion from this world-building perspective. Combining rich case studies with original theoretical insights, this work challenges sociologists, anthropologists and historians of religion to reassess the varieties of religious experience and the convergent processes involved in religious change
Remaking Muslim politics : pluralism, contestation, democratization by Robert W Hefner( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve essays examine the social origins of civil-democratic Islam, its long term prospects, implications for the West, & its lessons for our understanding of religion & politics in modern times
Hindu Javanese : Tengger tradition and Islam by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling Islam : the culture and politics of modern Muslim education by Robert W Hefner( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996, the public has grappled with the relationship between Islamic education and radical Islam. Media reports tend to paint madrasas--religious schools dedicated to Islamic learning--as medieval institutions opposed to all that is Western and as breeding grounds for terrorists. Others have claimed that without reforms, Islam and the West are doomed to a clash of civilizations. Robert Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman bring together eleven internationally renowned scholars to examine the varieties of modern Muslim education and their implications for national and global politics. The contributors provide new insights into Muslim culture and politics in countries as different as Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. They demonstrate that Islamic education is neither timelessly traditional nor medieval, but rather complex, evolving, and diverse in its institutions and practices. They reveal that a struggle for hearts and minds in Muslim lands started long before the Western media discovered madrasas, and that Islamic schools remain on its front line. Schooling Islam is the most comprehensive work available in any language on madrasas and Islamic education
Market cultures : society and morality in the new Asian capitalisms by Robert W Hefner( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most remarkable developments of our time has been the spectacular growth of capitalist enterprise among overseas Chinese and Southeast Asians. Market Cultures examines this event, not in terms of formal models and faceless abstractions, but in light of the institutions through which local people give meaning and moral value to business enterprise. The chapters show that some Chinese and Southeast Asians have welcomed new forms of enterprise and consumption, but others regard both with strong ethical reservations. Eschewing talk of a uniform Asian "miracle," this volume argues that Chinese and Southeast Asian societies had cultural precedents for and against market capitalism, reflecting subcultural heritages of religion, ethnicity, gender, and class." "Market Cultures will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, political economists, and students of Asian history and culture, as well as those concerned with the economic ascent of modern Asia and its implications for our world."--Jacket
Shariʻa politics : Islamic law and society in the modern world by Robert W Hefner( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important developments in Muslim politics in recent years has been the spread of movements calling for the implementation of Shari'a or Islamic law. Shari'a Politics maps the ideals and organization of these movements and examines their implications for the future of democracy, citizen rights, and gender relations in the Muslim world. These studies of eight Muslim-majority societies, and state-of-the-field reflections by leading experts, provide the first comparative investigation of movements for and against implementation of Shari'a. These essays reveal that the Muslim public's interest in Shari'a does not spring from an unchanging devotion to received religious tradition, but from an effort to respond to the central political and ethical questions of the day. -- Publisher description
The politics of multiculturalism : pluralism and citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in an era of nation-states : politics and religious renewal in Muslim Southeast Asia by Patricia Horvatich( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opening chapters of the volume document relations between the state and prominent Islamic political organizations. A second group of essays brings the level of documentation and analysis one step closer to the grass-roots operation of "reformist" or "resurgent" Islamic movements. The final group shifts the description and analysis to the most basic level - the grass-roots reception of institutional discourse and the target of reformist and resurgent activity. Collectively the essays provide crucial insights into the diversity and complexity of the reception and actualization of Islamic reform. They build a convincing argument for viewing resurgent Islam in Southeast Asia as neither monolithic nor antithetical to the nation-state. The portrait of these movements presented here is sympathetic but critical and does much to advance our understanding of the region and of the role of Islam in shaping its past and future." "Islam in an Era of Nation-States will be of interest to students of Islam, Southeast Asian history, and the anthropology of religion. In examining the politics and meanings of Islamic resurgence, it will also speak to political scientists, religious scholars, and others concerned with culture and politics in the late modern era."--Jacket
The political economy of mountain Java : an interpretive history by Robert W Hefner( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Indonesian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of a changing peasantry is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world. Robert Hefner presents an analysis designed to bridge the gap between village studies and social history. He describes the forces that have shaped upland politics and society from pre-colonial times to the Green Revolution today
Democratic civility : the history and cross-cultural possibility of a modern political ideal( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic Civility examines the core requirements necessary to make democracy work. Subtly interweaving case studies and theoretical reflection. Hefner and his contributors examine the ideals, culture, development, and organization of civil democracy. Against a historical background, they consider today's challenges to democracy, asking whether international politics is destined to lead to a clash of civilizations, or whether civil and democratic ideas are indeed realizable in a multicultural world. Democratic Civility will be of interest to those in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, political theory, and philosophy
Making modern Muslims : the politics of Islamic education in Southeast Asia by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work discusses Islamic education and politics in Southeast Asia. It examines Islamic schooling in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and the southern Philippines
Religions in movement : the local and the global in contemporary faith traditions by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. 'Globalization' has been viewed as part of the rationalization process, which has already relegated religion to the dustbin of history, just as it threatens the nation, as the world moves toward a cosmopolitan ethics and politics. The chapters in this book, however, make the case for the salience and resilience of religion, often in conjunction with nationalism, in the contemporary world in several ways. This book highlights the diverse ways in which religions first and foremost make use of the traditional power and communication channels available to them, like strategies of conversion, the preservation of traditional value systems, and the intertwining of religious and political power. Nevertheless, challenged by a more culturally and religiously diversified societies and by the growth of new religious sects, contemporary religions are also forced to let go of these well known strategies of preservation and formulate new ways of establishing their position in local contexts. This collection of essays by established and emerging scholars brings together theory-driven and empirically-based research and case-studies about the global and bottom-up strategies of religions and religious traditions in Europe and beyond to rethink their positions in their local communities and in the world"--Publisher
Global Pentecostalism in the 21st century by Robert W Hefner( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This state-of-the-field overview of Pentecostalism around the world focuses on cultural developoments among second- and third-generation adherents in regions with large Pentecostal communities, considering the impact of these developments on gender relations, citizenship, and the future of global Christianity itself. Leading scholars from anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and history present useful introductions to global issues and country-specific studies drawn from Latin America, Africaw, Asia, and the former USSR."--Back cover
Shariʻa law and modern Muslim ethics by Robert W Hefner( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many Muslim societies are in the throes of tumultuous political transitions, and common to all has been heightened debate over the place of shari`a law in modern politics and ethical life. Bringing together ... scholars of Islamic politics, ethics, and law, this book examines the varied meanings and uses of Islamic law, so as to assess the prospects for democratic, plural, and gender-equitable Islamic ethics today. These essays show that, contrary to the claims of some radicals, Muslim understandings of Islamic law and ethics have always been varied and emerge, not from unchanging texts but from real and active engagement with Islamic traditions and everyday life. The ethical debates that rage in contemporary Muslim societies reveal much about the prospects for democratic societies and a pluralist Islamic ethics in the future. They also suggest that despite the tragic violence wrought in recent years by Boko Haram and the Islamic State in Iraq, we may yet see an age of ethical renewal across the Muslim world."--
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Robert W Hefner( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Chase F Robinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its late antique origins until the 11th century. The book provides an overview of the physical and political geography of the late antique Middle East and provides a cutting-edge discussion of the sources and controversies of early Islamic history
Muslims and modernity : culture and society since 1800( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
The new Cambridge history of Islam( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 5 of The New Cambridge History of Islam examines the history of Muslim societies from 1800 to the present. Francis Robinson, a leading historian of Islam, has brought together a team of scholars with a broad range of expertise to explore how Muslims responded to the challenges of Western conquest adn domination across the last two hundred years. As their contributions reveal, the social, economic, political and historical circumstances which influenced these responses have, in many instances and in different parts of the world, empowered Muslim societies and encouraged transformation and religious revival. The volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the local dimensions of that revival and how, by extension, regional connections have been forged. Synthesizing the academic research of the past thirty years, as well as offering substantial guidance for further study, this book is the starting-point for all those who wish to have a serious understanding of modern Muslim societies
Introducing world Christianity by Charles E Farhadian( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "This is an engaging multidisciplinary introduction to the worldwide spread and impact of Christianity. Bringing together chapters from leading scholars in history, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies, this book examines the major transformations in contemporary societies brought about through the influence of Christianity. Each chapter shows how the broad themes within Christianity have been adopted and adapted by Christian demoninations within each major region of the world. So, the book paints a global picture of the impact of Christianity, enriched by detailed historic and ethnographic material for each particular region. Throughout, the chapters examine Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox forms of Christianity. However, the approach is non-theological, focusing on the impact of and response to Christianity, rather than questions of faith. The combination of broader perspectives and deep analysis of particular regions, illuminating the social, cultural, political, and religious features of changes brought about by Christianity, makes this book essential reading for students of world Christianity."
 
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Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia
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Hefner, Robert W.

Hefner, Robert William 1952-

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Conversion to Christianity : historical and anthropological perspectives on a great transformationRemaking Muslim politics : pluralism, contestation, democratizationHindu Javanese : Tengger tradition and IslamSchooling Islam : the culture and politics of modern Muslim educationMarket cultures : society and morality in the new Asian capitalismsShariʻa politics : Islamic law and society in the modern worldThe politics of multiculturalism : pluralism and citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore, and IndonesiaIslam in an era of nation-states : politics and religious renewal in Muslim Southeast Asia