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By Nezar AlSayyad,Mejgan Massoumi

The dating among urbanism and fundamentalism is a really complicated one. This ebook explores how the dynamics of other sorts of spiritual fundamentalisms are produced, represented, and practiced within the urban. It makes an attempt to set up a courting among vital phenomena: the old transition of nearly all of the world’s inhabitants from a rural to an city life; and the strong resurgence of faith as an incredible strength within the shaping of latest existence in lots of elements of the realm.

Employing a transnational interrogation anchored in particular geographic areas, the individuals to this quantity discover the highbrow and functional demanding situations posed by way of fundamentalist teams, routine, and companies. They concentrate on how convinced extremely spiritual practices of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism have contributed to the remaking of worldwide city house. Their paintings means that it's a grave oversimplification to view spiritual orthodoxies or doctrines because the major explanation for city terrorism or violence. as an alternative they argue that such phenomena might be understood as a selected manifestation of modernity’s struggles.

Nezar AlSayyad and Mejgan Massoumi’s e-book offers interesting examining for these drawn to faith and the town, with inspiration upsetting items from specialists in anthropology, geography sociology, non secular reviews, and concrete experiences.

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