Fariba Adelkhah publishes « The Moral Economy of the Madrasa Islam and Education Today »

The Moral Economy of the Madrasa : Islam and Education Today
Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah
Foreword by Dale Eickelman
Published, March 2011 Routledge

The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the « clash of civilizations » between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within their local, national and global context.

Based on anthropological investigations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iran, and Pakistan, the chapters take a new approach to the issue, examining the recent phenomenon of women in madrasas; Hui Muslims in China; relations between the Iran’s Shia seminary after the 1979-Islamic revolution and Shia in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and South Asian madrasas.

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Fariba Adelkhah is Senior Research Fellow Sciences Po at CERI. Ph.D. in anthropology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, 1989). She is member of the editorial boards of Iranian Studies and Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée. Her research focuses on political anthropology of Iranian society. See her publications.