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Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics

Khalil al-Anani


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since 1981. It unpacks the principal factors that shape the Brotherhood’s identity, organization, and activism. It investigates the processes of socialization, indoctrination, recruitment, identification, networking, and mobilization that are utilized by the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is not merely a political actor seeking power but also an identity maker aiming to change societal values, norms, and morals to line up with its ideology and worldview. As a sociopolitical movement, the Brotherhood is involved in an ... More

Keywords: Egypt, identity, ikhwanism, Muslim Brotherhood, repression, social constructivism, social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190279738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Khalil al-Anani, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies