Poverty and socioeconomic injustice in Muslim geographies

Bige Saatçioğlu, Özlem Sandikci, Aliakbar Jafari

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This chapter critiques the extant literature’s lack of attention to poverty and socioeconomic injustice in Muslim geographies and offers a research agenda to critically examine these phenomena in the context of Islamic consumptionscapes. The authors locate the recent interest in understanding the connections between Islam, consumption and markets within the neoliberal political economy and argue that the subject of the existing research has mostly been the relatively wealthy, educated and urban Muslim consumers. Noting that a significant portion of Muslim geographies are characterized by poverty, underdevelopment and socioeconomic inequality, the authors advocate a critical research perspective on poor Muslim consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIslam, Marketing and Consumption
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives on the Intersections
EditorsAliakbar Jafari, Özlem Sandikci
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016

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NameCritical Marketing Series


  • Islam
  • Islamic
  • consumption
  • marketing
  • critical
  • postcolonialism
  • Muslim geographies

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