9780801476785-080147678X-Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development

Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development

ISBN-13: 9780801476785
ISBN-10: 080147678X
Edition: 1
Author: Rudnyckyj, Daromir
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801476785
ISBN-10: 080147678X
Edition: 1
Author: Rudnyckyj, Daromir
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rudnyckyj, Daromir wrote Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development comprising 304 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 080147678X and 9780801476785. Since then Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.23 or rent at the marketplace.

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In Europe and North America Muslims are often represented in conflict with modernity―but what could be more modern than motivational programs that represent Islamic practice as conducive to business success and personal growth? Daromir Rudnyckyj's innovative and surprising book challenges widespread assumptions about contemporary Islam by showing how moderate Muslims in Southeast Asia are reinterpreting Islam not to reject modernity but to create a "spiritual economy" consisting of practices conducive to globalization.

Drawing on more than two years of research in Indonesia, most of which took place at state-owned Krakatau Steel, Rudnyckyj shows how self-styled "spiritual reformers" seek to enhance the Islamic piety of workers across Southeast Asia and beyond. Deploying vivid description and a keen ethnographic sensibility, Rudnyckyj depicts a program called Emotional and Spiritual Quotient (ESQ) training that reconfigures Islamic practice and history to make the religion compatible with principles for corporate success found in Euro-American management texts, self-help manuals, and life-coaching sessions. The prophet Muhammad is represented as a model for a corporate CEO and the five pillars of Islam as directives for self-discipline, personal responsibility, and achieving "win-win" solutions.

Spiritual Economies reveals how capitalism and religion are converging in Indonesia and other parts of the developing and developed world. Rudnyckyj offers an alternative to the commonly held view that religious practice serves as a refuge from or means of resistance against modernization and neoliberalism. Moreover, his innovative approach charts new avenues for future research on globalization, religion, and the predicaments of modern life.

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