This one-day workshop focused on ‘religion’ as a changing category in modern Muslim practice. Participants were invited to share case studies from their research as a basis for discussion of the possible insights to be gained by bringing critical approaches to the category ‘religion’ to bear on our study of Islam.
The aim of the meeting was to support and encourage such fledgling studies, sharing both methods and findings in order to identify: effective methodologies; a useful conceptual vocabulary; common patterns among diverse case studies; degrees of variation across contexts; and potential new avenues for research.
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Organisers: Alex Henley and Nabeelah Jaffer, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford.
Sponsors: This workshop was co-sponsored by the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and Pembroke College, Oxford. It was an initiative of the ‘Categories of Religion and the Secular in Islam’ Research Network, which aims to foster new research at the intersection of critical theory in Religion and Islamic Studies.