Intellectual exchanges in Muslim Asia: intersections of history and geography

Marsden, Magnus (2022) Intellectual exchanges in Muslim Asia: intersections of history and geography. In: Anthropology of Intellectual Exchange: Interactions, Transactions, and Ethics in Asia and Beyond. Berghahn, New York. (Accepted)

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This chapter documents and theorises the character of intellectual exchange in Muslim Asia. It does so by exploring intellectual exchanges involving Muslims living in a particular transregional arena that cuts across the nation states of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. The chapter argues that intellectual exchange in this arena takes place in a context defined by it being an intersecting point between intersecting geographical and temporal process and scales. In this specific context, a consideration of Muslim thought, activity and identity in the arena illuminates a broad range of factors that shape the character and direction of intellectual exchange. If a great deal of work in both anthropology and history has focussed on the role played by specific knowledge ecumenes and ethical traditions in shaping Islamic thought and subjectivity, a consideration of life in the transregional arena across which I have worked illuminates the significance of geopolitical processes in directing intellectual exchange in a diverse Muslim society.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Asia
Subjects: D History > DS History of Asia
D History > DS History of Asia > DS327 Central Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN357 Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
Depositing User: Magnus Marsden
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 10:46
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 08:47

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