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Retsikas, Kostas (2020) A Synthesis of Time: Zakat, Islamic Micro-finance and the Question of the Future in 21st Century Indonesia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

This book is an anthropological investigation into the different forms the economy assumes, and the different purposes it serves, when conceived from the perspective of Islamic micro-finance as a field of everyday practice. It is based on long-term ethnographic research in Java, Indonesia, with Islamic foundations active in managing zakat and other charitable funds, for purposes of poverty alleviation. The book explores the social foundations of contemporary Islamic practices that strive to encompass the economic within an expanded domain of divine worship and elucidates the effects such encompassment has on time, its fissure and synthesis. In order to elaborate on the question of time, the book looks beyond anthropology and Islamic studies, engaging attentively, critically and productively with the post-structuralist work of G. Deleuze, M. Foucault and J. Derrida, three of the most important figures of the temporal turn in contemporary philosophy.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISBN: 978-3-030-34932-5
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 08:27
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32026
Funders: British Academy

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