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Ismaʿili ModernGlobalization and Identity in a Muslim Community$
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Jonah Steinberg

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834077

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg

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Fluid Cartographies: Ismaʿili Institutions in Global Context

Fluid Cartographies: Ismaʿili Institutions in Global Context

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(p.59) Chapter Two Fluid Cartographies: Ismaʿili Institutions in Global Context
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Ismaʿili Modern
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Jonah Steinberg

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg.7

This chapter discusses the importance of the construction of common institutions in the unification and consolidation of disparate communities under a single Isma'ili banner. These institutions provide the basis for a shared experience despite diverse cultural backgrounds and help develop a sense of commonality or “simultaneity.” They also provide a set of “publicly shared symbols” around which the community can rally. Beyond this, the institutions provide a vehicle to bring those distant communities into the fold of the imamate; to socialize them to ideologies of modernity and capitalism; to teach them how to be Isma'ili in a modern way, or modern in an Isma'ili way; to ensure their active, loyal, and enthusiastic participation; and to produce from a fragmentary constellation a unitary ecumene or polity. In these global institutions, in part, Isma'ili subjects are made Isma'ili.

Keywords:   common institutions, disparate communities, Isma'ili banner, shared experience, diverse cultural backgrounds, sense of commonality

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