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dc.contributor.authorBenussi, Teo
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T00:30:36Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T00:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-07
dc.identifier.issn1872-0218
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285509
dc.description.abstract“Traditional Islam” has emerged in the post-Soviet Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) as a powerful if contentious discursive trope. In this paper, I look at traditional Islam and its conceptual twin, “non-traditional Islam”, as normative governmental tools aimed at defining acceptable or unwelcome form of religious commitment in an environment in which the rapid success of Sunni piety trends after socialism’s end has exacerbated the anxieties of both state institutions and a predominantly secular public. Traditional Islam’s multiple facets are explored, with particular attention given to the aspects of heritage-making, at the local (republican) level, and loyalty-fostering at the national (all-Russian) level. The concept’s genealogy, spanning different phases of Soviet and post-Soviet history, is analysed in detail. In addition, I focus on the reception of the traditional/non-traditional Islam discourse amongst grassroots pious Muslims, highlighting instances of criticism, lampooning, rejection, but also qualified acceptance. The concluding sections of my paper touch on “theological” traditional Islam’s potential and limitations for expanding civil society and harnessing grassroots enthusiasm.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title“Sovereign” Islam and Tatar “Aqīdah”: normative religious narratives and grassroots criticism amongst Tatarstan’s Muslims
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage134
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2020
prism.publicationNameContemporary Islam
prism.startingPage111
prism.volume14
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32867
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-07
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s11562-018-0428-8
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-01
dc.contributor.orcidBenussi, Teo [0000-0001-9166-036X]
dc.identifier.eissn1872-0226
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-09-24


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