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Avi Spiegel - "Young Islam"

Avi Spiegel - "Young Islam"

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolland, CA 92037

Annie BarrowsWarwick's is hosting the author Avi Spiegel on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30pm to present his new book, Young Islam. Avi Spiegel specializes in Middle Eastern and North African politics.  He earned a doctorate from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a law degree from NYU.  He has been a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Ali Pachachi Scholar of the Modern Middle East at Oxford, a Frederick Sheldon Fellow at Harvard, and a Fulbright Scholar and Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.  This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.


Annie Barrows











Today, two-thirds of all Arab Muslims are under the age of thirty. Young Islam takes readers inside the evolving competition for their support--a competition not simply between Islamism and the secular world, but between different and often conflicting visions of Islam itself.

Drawing on extensive ethnographic research among rank-and-file activists in Morocco, Avi Spiegel shows how Islamist movements are encountering opposition from an unexpected source--each other. In vivid and compelling detail, he describes the conflicts that arise as Islamist groups vie with one another for new recruits, and the unprecedented fragmentation that occurs as members wrangle over a shared urbanized base. Looking carefully at how political Islam is lived, expressed, and understood by young people, Spiegel moves beyond the top-down focus of current research. Instead, he makes the compelling case that Islamist actors are shaped more by their relationships to each other than by their relationships to the state or even to religious ideology. By focusing not only on the texts of aging elites but also on the voices of diverse and sophisticated Muslim youths, Spiegel exposes the shifting and contested nature of Islamist movements today—movements that are being reimagined from the bottom up by young Islam.

The first book to shed light on this new and uncharted era of Islamist pluralism in the Middle East and North Africa, "Young Islam" uncovers the rivalries that are redefining the next generation of political Islam.

Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics #57) By Avi Max Spiegel Cover Image
This title is not available for purchase.
ISBN: 9780691159843
Published: Princeton University Press - May 26th, 2015