CFP–Islam and Economy: Piety, Economic Practice, and Capital Accumulation among Southeast and South Asian Muslims

Islam and Economy: Piety, Economic Practice, and Capital  Accumulation among Southeast and South Asian Muslims

Association for  Asian Studies meeting, Honolulu, March 30-April 3, 2011

I am organizing a panel for the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Honolulu (March 30-April 3, 2010), exploring “Piety, economic practice, and capital accumulation among Southeast and South Asian Muslims.” While scholars have a well-grounded understanding of Islamic financial governance and the technocratic application of Islamic economic thought at the state and institutional level, there is a dearth of actor-focused studies that address the multiple ways in which Muslims engage with economic life to practice, support, and promote their belief. I seek papers on: corporate ties and fund-raising activities of Muslim NGOs and political groups; key actors in commercial ventures and firms in the Islamic or halal economy; Muslim producers and consumers; capitalization (and social capitalization) of Islamic firms; the influence of shariah on corporate practice and decision-making; identity formation and belief among Muslim entrepreneurs and philanthropists; Islamic “corporate social responsibility,” social justice, and sustainability in Muslim enterprises; profit, wealth, and corporate and personal zakat; Islam in the workday and its role in workplace relations; the gendered workplace; global networks and
alliances of Muslim business leaders.

Send a 250-word proposal including your name, address, e-mail, and institutional affiliation by July 15th to:

Patricia Sloane-White, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware

Email: pswhite@udel.edu

Patricia Sloane-White, DPhil
Department of Anthropology
John Munroe Hall
46 West Delaware Avenue
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
USA
Phone: 302 831-1856

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