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Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Jonah Steinberg


The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of transnationalism and globalization, and first-hand ethnographic fieldwork in the Himalayan regions of Tajikistan and Pakistan as well as in Europe, this book investigates Isma'ili Muslims and the development of their remarkable and expansive twenty-first-century global structures. Led by a charismatic European-based hereditary Imam, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, global Isma'ili organizations make available an ... More

Keywords: Isma'ili Muslims, Shi'i Islam, Iman, Muslim society, mass media, globalization, Himalayan regions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834077
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonah Steinberg, author