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Modern Muslim Societies: Anthropology of Migration

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Капустина Екатерина Леонидовна

Капустина Екатерина Леонидовна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This discipline builds on previous courses on the development of Islamic thought and contemporary issues of Oriental studies (Islamic studies) and introduces new aspects of anthropology and sociology of Islam. It is at the junction of the anthropology of migration and the anthropology of Islam. The modern Muslim world is no longer limited to the Middle East, Maghreb, Pakistan, Central Asia, Indonesia and some other regions traditionally associated with Islamic culture. Muslim communities are found throughout the world, and in some Western countries constitute a significant portion of the population. A significant part of research on the anthropology of Islam is currently occupied by works devoted to Muslims in the West. There are several mainstream academic approaches that shape many modern studies of the anthropology of Islam in the West and are relevant for Russia as well. First, it is a rejection of generalization, the recognition of the Muslim space as religiously, socially and culturally heterogeneous, a shift in the scope of research towards the study and analysis of certain practices of individuals. Secondly, it is focusing on the personal experience of informants, their religious introspection and their own interpretations of Muslim and regional traditions and the relationship between the former and the latter. Migration, primarily from the countries of Central Asia, defines the modern Muslim space in Russia. This course focuses on the identity of Muslim migrants in Russia, in particular in Moscow, their religious beliefs and practices. The goals of mastering the discipline are to get an idea of how migration forms the modern Muslim space of Russia, what problems Muslim migrants face, what Muslim infrastructure appears in such migration magnets for the entire post-Soviet world as Moscow and Western Siberia.