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Researchers from University of Victoria Detail Findings in Ethnology

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Ethnology have been presented. According to news originating from Victoria, Canada, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Proponents of Islamic finance are working to make Kuala Lumpur the New York of the Muslim World: the central node in a global Islamic alternative to the conventional financial system."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Victoria, "Amidst this ambitious project, I document how Islamic finance experts represent economic rationality as an object of reflection and I examine their responses to the economism intrinsic to market reason. Islamic finance is not wholly opposed to economic rationality, but the market calculations endemic to what experts term conventional finance serve as an unavoidable point of reference, comparison, and differentiation."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "I refer to reflection on economic rationality as economy in practice, a conceptualization that seeks to illuminate the various techniques through which humans are made economic subjects."

For more information on this research see: Economy in practice. American Ethnologist, 2014;41(1):110-127. American Ethnologist can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; American Ethnologist -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D. Rudnyckyj, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3P4, Canada (see also Ethnology).

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Victoria, Ethnology, British Columbia, North and Central America

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