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Dale Eickelman


Eickelman, Dale

Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations

6047 Silsby Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2621
Fax: 603-646-1140
Dale.F.Eickelman at dartmouth.edu

A.B. in Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Honors cum laude (1964)
M.A. in Islamic Studies, McGill University (1967)
M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Chicago (1968, 1972)
Honorary M.A., Dartmouth College (1992)

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Selected publications since 2002

  •         2010
    •                       “Mainstreaming Islam: Taking Charge of the Faith,” Encounters, no. 2 (Spring): 185-203.
    •                       Justice, Modernity, and Morality: What Makes the Risale-i Nur Modern?” In Theodicy and Justice in Modern Islamic Thought: The Case of Said Nursi, ed. Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘. Farnham UK: Ashgate, pp. 135-46.
    •                       Not Lost in Translation: The Influence of Clifford Geertz’s Work and Life on Anthropology in Morocco.” In Clifford Geertz in Morocco, ed. Susan Slyomovics. London: Routledge, pp. 67-77.
  •         2009
    •                       “Culture and Identity in the Middle East: How They Influence Governance.” In Fighting Chance: Global Trends and Shocks in the National Security Environment, ed. Neyla Arnas. Washington: National Defense University Press and Potomac Books, pp. 157-72.
    •                       “Re-reading Bourdieu on Kabylia in the Twenty-First Century.” In Bourdieu in Algeria: Colonial Politics, Ethnographic Practices, Theoretical Developments, ed. Jane E. Goodman and Paul Silverstein. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 255-67.
    •                       “Foreword” (pp. vii-xi) and “Interview with Muhammad Shahrur” (pp.501-23) in The Qur‘an, Morality, and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur, trans. Andreas Christmann. Leiden: Brill, 2009.
    •                       al-Ma’rifa wa-l-sulta fi-l-maghrib (Knowledge and Power in Morocco), new edition, trans. Mohammed Aafif and Mostafa Ouajjani. Tangier, Morocco: Malabata Presse.
  •         2008
    •                       (Co-edited with Kazuo Ohtsuka). The Public and Private Spheres in Muslim Societies. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
  •         2007
    •                       “Madrasas in Morocco: Their Vanishing Public Role,” in Schooling Islam: The Culture and Politics of Modern Muslim Education, ed. Robert W. Hefner and Muhammad Qasim Zaman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 131-48.
    •                       (and Armando Salvatore) “Public Islam as an Antidote to Violence?” in Identity Conflicts: Can Violence be Regulated? Ed. J. Craig Jenkins and Esther E. Gottlieb. New Brunswick: Transaction, pp. 79-90.
  •         2006
    •                       “Social Sciences and the Quran,” in Encyclopedia of the Qur’an, vol. 5, ed. Jane Dammen McAuliffe. Leiden: Brill, pp. 66-76.
  •         2005
    •                       “Clifford Geertz and Islam,” in Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues, ed. Richard A. Shweder and Byron Good, pp. 63-75. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  •         2004
    •                       “First Know the Enemy, Then Act,” in Anthropologists in the Public Sphere: Speaking Out on War, Peace, and American Power, ed. Roberto J. Gonzalez, pp. 214-18 (Austin: University of Texas Press (First published in the Los Angeles Times, 2001).
    •                       Muslim Politics, co-authored with James Piscatori, new edition (Princeton: Princeton University Press).
    •                       Public Islam and the Common Good, ed. Armando Salvatore and Dale F. Eickelman (Leiden: Brill).
  •         2003
    •                       New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere, 2nd edition, co-edited with Jon W. Anderson. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).
  •         2002
    •                       “The Religious Public Sphere in Early Muslim Societies,” in The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies, ed. Miriam Hoexter, S. N. Eisenstadt, and Nehemia Levtzion, pp. 1-8 (Albany: State University of New York Press).
    •                       The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach, 4th edition (Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall).




Research Interests

  •         Anthropological theory and the study of complex societies
  •         The anthropology of knowledge and of Islam and the Middle East
  •         Orality, literacy, and the “objectification” of the religious imagination
  •         History in anthropological analysis
  •         Political authority, legitimacy and the symbolism of power.