Islam and Politics: Why Sociology of Religion Matters

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University

A Talk with Youssef Belal; Introduction by Ousmane Kane.

Presented as anti-modern and anti-secular in several academic writings, Islamic movements are, in fact, affected by modernity and secularization. This talk will discuss how a new approach using sociology of religion can help us understand the complex and subtle relationship between the religious and the secular in Islamic movements, particularly in the context of the "Arab Spring."