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Radicalism, Reform and Migration: The Transformations of Shaykh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

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dc.contributor.author Riggs, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-30T16:33:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-30T16:33:30Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2118
dc.description.abstract This paper posits that the late Shi‘i clerical activist Shaykh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr of Saudi Arabia represented a culmination of the nexus of regional political competitions, transnational religious knowledge networks, inter-generational tensions in contemporary Shi‘ism, and radical post-revolutionary Shi‘i politics. Thus, a more rigorous examination of his life holds relevance as a corrective to monolithic historiographies of the Saudi Shi‘a as a united community. Applying social movement theory and framing him within the processes of Globalization shows the complex intersection of religion and politics within a marginalized religio-political community. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Globalization en_US
dc.subject Marginalized people en_US
dc.subject Shia en_US
dc.subject Social movement theory en_US
dc.title Radicalism, Reform and Migration: The Transformations of Shaykh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department College of Public and International Affairs en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US


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