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Hefner, Robert W. 1952-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 20,212 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert W Hefner
Conversion to Christianity : historical and anthropological perspectives on a great transformation by Robert W Hefner( )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2,190 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
Islam in an era of nation-states : politics and religious renewal in Muslim Southeast Asia by Patricia Horvatich( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,151 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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
Schooling Islam : the culture and politics of modern Muslim education by Robert W Hefner( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,069 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
Civil Islam : Muslims and democratization in Indonesia by Robert W Hefner( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Making modern Muslims : the politics of Islamic education in Southeast Asia by Robert W Hefner( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,917 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
The politics of multiculturalism : pluralism and citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia by Robert W Hefner( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shariʻa politics : Islamic law and society in the modern world by Robert W Hefner( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,756 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 political economy of mountain Java : an interpretive history by Robert W Hefner( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,569 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
Remaking Muslim politics : pluralism, contestation, democratization by Robert W Hefner( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,552 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
Global Pentecostalism in the 21st century by Robert W Hefner( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 740 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
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 521 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
Hindu Javanese : Tengger tradition and Islam by Robert W Hefner( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic civility : the history and cross-cultural possibility of a modern political ideal by Robert Hefner( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 347 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
Shariʻa law and modern Muslim ethics by Robert W Hefner( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 229 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."--
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 193 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
The new Cambridge history of Islam by Robert W Hefner( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
Routledge handbook of contemporary Indonesia by Robert W Hefner( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four hundred ethnic groups and several major world religions. This sprawling Southeast Asian nation is also the world's most populous Muslim-majority country and the third largest democracy. Although in recent years the country has experienced serious challenges with regard to religious harmony, its trillion-dollar economy is booming and its press and public sphere are among the most vibrant in Asia. A land of cultural contrasts, contests, and contradictions, this ever-evolving country is today rising to even greater global prominence, even as it redefines the terms of its national, religious, and civic identity. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia offers an overview of the modern making and contemporary dynamics of culture, society, and politics in this powerful Asian nation. It provides a comprehensive survey of key issues in Indonesian politics, economics, religion, and society. It is divided into six sections, organized as follows: Cultural Legacies and Political Junctures, Contemporary Politics and Plurality, Markets and Economic Cultures, Muslims and Religious Plurality, Gender and Sexuality, Indonesia in an Age of Multiple Globalizations. Bringing together original contributions by leading scholars of Indonesia in political science, history, anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and gender studies this handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous exploration of Indonesia"
Introducing world Christianity by Charles E Farhadian( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary introduction offers students a truly global overview of the worldwide spread and impact of Christianity. It is enriched throughout by detailed historic and ethnographic material, showing how broad themes within Christianity have been adopted and adapted by Christian denominations within each major region of the world. Provides a comprehensive overview of the spread and impact of world ChristianityContains studies from every major region of the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the North Atlantic, and OceaniaBrings together an international team of contri
The new Cambridge history of Islam( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Cambridge History of Islam is a comprehensive history of Islamic civilization, tracing its development from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia to its wide and varied presence in the globalised world of today. The six volumes reflect the geographical distribution and the cultural, social and religious diversity of the peoples of the Muslim world. Four volumes cover historical developments and two are devoted to themes that cut across geographical and chronological divisions, ranging from social, political and economic relations to the arts, literature and learning. Each volume's introduction sets the scene for the ensuing chapters and examines relationships with adjacent civilizations. Written by a team combining established authorities and rising scholars in the field, this will be the standard reference for students, scholars and all those with inquiring minds for years to come
Muslims and modernity : culture and society since 1800( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unparalleled in its thematic and geographical scope, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of Muslim culture and society since 1800
 
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Schooling Islam : the culture and politics of modern Muslim education
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Islam in an era of nation-states : politics and religious renewal in Muslim Southeast AsiaSchooling Islam : the culture and politics of modern Muslim educationCivil Islam : Muslims and democratization in IndonesiaMaking modern Muslims : the politics of Islamic education in Southeast AsiaThe politics of multiculturalism : pluralism and citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore, and IndonesiaShariʻa politics : Islamic law and society in the modern worldThe political economy of mountain Java : an interpretive historyRemaking Muslim politics : pluralism, contestation, democratization
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Hefner, Robert W.

Hefner, Robert William 1952-

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