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Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping among the Malays in Modern Malaysia
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2011 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The West has seen the rise of the organic movement. In the Muslim world, a similar halal movement is rapidly spreading. Exploring consumption practices in urban Malaysia, this book shows how diverse forms of Malay middle-class consumption (of food, clothing and cars, for example) are understood, practised and contested as a particular mode of modern Islamic practice.

The book illustrates ways in which the issue of ‘proper Islamic consumption’ for consumers, the marketplace and the state in contemporary Malaysia evokes a whole range of contradictory Islamic visions, lifestyles and debates articulating what Islam is or ought to be. Its rich empirical material on everyday consumption in a local context will reinvigorate theoretical discussions about the nature of religion, ritual, the sacred and capitalism in the new millennium.

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Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2011. , 280 p.
, NIAS Monographs, 113
Keyword [en]
Consumption, halal, Islamic practice
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4050ISBN: 978 87 7694 031 7ISBN: 978 87 7694 032 4OAI: diva2:848556
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-25 Last updated: 2015-08-25

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