- Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics in anthropology
- Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and current literature on the subject
- Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis of everyday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America
- Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam and Muslim politics
Keywords: Politics, Anthropology, Muslim, society, analytical approaches, post-9/11 world, state, formal politics, organizations, debate, religious practice, ethics, citizenship, Africa, Asia, Middle East, North America.