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Iain R. Edgar

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Iain Edgar born 1948 is a social anthropologist at Durham University He is a leading expert in the field of dreams and dreaming, and a specialist in altered states of consciousness and mental health Starting his career in social work, Edgar received a PhD from the University of Keele, where he studied under Ronnie Frankenberg His thesis Dreamwork, Anthropology and the Caring Professions: A Cultural Approach to Dreamwork discusses a wide range of psychodynamic possibilities and develops a method to work with dreams within a professional care environment

Contents

  • 1 Imagework Methods
  • 2 Dreams and Islam
  • 3 Education Research
  • 4 Iain R Edgar's Publications
    • 41 As author
    • 42 As editor
    • 43 Contributions
    • 44 Essays
    • 45 Magazine articles
    • 46 Papers
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Imagework Methodsedit

Iain Edgar is a pioneer in the area of imagework methods In his 2004 book, A Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods Routledge,1 he identifies several techniques for producing data about identity, belief and society through the exploration of people's imaginative resources Iain Edgar has sought to integrate techniques more commonly associated with group psychiatric therapy and counselling with the broader research questions of social anthropology and sociology

Dreams and Islamedit

Since 2002, Edgar has researched the role and function of the dream in Islam He focussed on Sufi dreaming, Istikhara and the role dreaming played in jihadist terrorist action In 2011, he published The Dream In Islam: From Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Interpretation2 This book contributes to the understanding of the importance of dreams within both textual Islam and in every day Muslim life

Edgar has extensively lectured on this subject and has given dozens of media interviews in regard of world events involving terrorism, jihadism, Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar Edgar has given talks and workshops at the Cheltenham Book festival and Science festivals and the Winchester Arts and Mind festival and the Hay-on-Wye "HowTheLightGetsIn" Philosophy festival

Education Researchedit

Iain Edgar has published on education in social anthropology in Europe as well as broader primary and secondary education in Pakistan With Stephen M Lyon, he edited a book on education in Pakistan which covered secular, religious, state and private educational settings see Lyon and Edgar 20103 He has co-edited two volumes on education in social anthropology The first, with Dorle Dracklé and Thomas K Schippers, concentrated on the history of education in social anthropology,4 while the second, co-edited with Dorle Dracklé, addresses contemporary practices in teaching social anthropology in Europe5

Iain R Edgar's Publicationsedit

As authoredit

Edgar, Iain 2011 The Dream in Islam: From Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration Oxford: Berghahn Books

Edgar, IR 2004 Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods London: Routledge

Iain R Edgar 1995 Dreamwork, Anthropology and the Caring Professions: A Cultural Approach to Dreamwork Aldershopt: Avebury

As editoredit

Lyon, Stephen M & Edgar, Iain R 2010 Shaping a Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan Karachi: Oxford University Press

Drackle, D & Edgar, IR 2004 Learning Fields Vol2 Current Educational Practices in European Social Anthropology Oxford: Berghahn Books

D Drackle, I Edgar & T Schippers 2003 Learning Fields Vol 1 Educational Histories of European Anthropology Oxford: Berghahn Books Iain R Edgar & A Russell 1998 Anthropology of Welfare London: Routledge

Contributionsedit

Edgar, Iain R 2009 A Comparison of Islamic and Western Psychological Dream Theories, in Bulkeley, K, Adams, K & Davis, P, Dreaming in Christianity and Islam: Culture, Conflict, and Creativity New Brunswick, USA: Rutgers 188–199

Iain Edgar & David Henig 2009 The Cosmopolitan and the Noumenal: A Case Study of Islamic Jihadist Night Dreams as Reported Sources of Spiritual and Political Inspiration, in Theodossopoulos, Dimitrios Kirtsoglou, Elisabeth, United in Discontent: Local Responses to Cosmopolitanism and Globalization Oxford: Berghahn Books 64–82

IR Edgar 2004, Imagework in Ethnographic Research, in S Pink, L Kurti & A Afonso, Working Images; research and representation in ethnography London: Routledge 90–106

Edgar, I R 2004, Imagework method and potential applications in health, social sciences and social care research: journeying with a question, in Rapport, F, New Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health and Social Care Research London: Routledge 123–138

IR Edgar 2003, Line-ups, in PRice & DMcCurdy Prentice Hall, Strategies for Teaching Anthropology Vol 3 1–4

Edgar, Iain R 1996, The tooth butterfly: rendering a sensible account from the imaginative present, in A James, J Hockey & A Dawson London After Writing Culture London: Routledge 71–85

Essaysedit

Lyon, Stephen M & Edgar, Iain R 2010 Society, Culture and Politics: Examining Education in Pakistan, in Lyon, Stephen M & Edgar, Iain R eds, Shaping a Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan Karachi/Oxford University Press 1–15

Magazine articlesedit

Iain Edgar 2008 The 'True Dream' in Contemporary Islamic/Jihadist Dreamwork: A Case Study of the Dreams of Mullah Omar Dreamtime 251, 4–6,34–36

Iain R Edgar 2008 The Inspirational Night Dream in the Motivation and Justification of Jihad Left Curve 32, 27–34 2006 Encountering the 'true dream' in Islam: A journey to Turkey and Pakistan British Academy Review 9, 7–9

Papersedit

Edgar, Iain R & Henig, David 2010 Istikhara: The Guidance and practice of Islamic dream incubation through ethnographic comparison History and Anthropology 213: 251–262

Iain Edgar 2008 Overtures of Paradise: Night Dreams and Islamic Jihadist Militancy Curare: Journal of Medical Anthropology 311: 87–97

Edgar, Iain R 2007 The Inspirational Night Dream in the Motivation and Justification of Jihad Nova Religio 112: 59–76

Edgar, Iain R 2006 The ‘true dream’ in contemporary Islamic/Jihadist dreamwork: a case study of the dreams of Taliban leader Mullah Omar Contemporary South Asia 153: 263–272

Iain Edgar 2004 A War of Dreams Militant Muslim Dreaming in the Context of Traditional and Contemporary Islamic Dream Theory and Practice Dreaming 141: 21–29

Edgar, Iain R 2003 Encountering the dream: intersecting Anthropological and Psychoanalytical Approaches Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 32: 95–101

Edgar, Iain R 2002 Invisible Elites: Authority and the Dream Dreaming 121: 79–92

Edgar, Iain R 2000 Cultural dreaming or dreaming cultures The anthropologist and the dream KEA: Zeitscrift fur Kulturwissenschaften 13: 1–20

Edgar, Iain R 1999 Dream Fact and Real Fiction: The Realisation of the Imagined Self Anthropology of Consciousness 101: 28–42

Edgar, Iain R 1999 The Imagework Method in Social Science and Health Research Qualitative Health Research 92: 198–211

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Edgar, IR 2004 Guide to Imagework: Imagination-Based Research Methods London: Routledge – http://wwwroutledgecom/books/details/9780415235372/
  2. ^ Edgar, Iain 2011 The Dream in Islam: From Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration Oxford: Berghahn Books – http://wwwberghahnbookscom/titlephprowtag=EdgarDream
  3. ^ Lyon, Stephen M & Edgar, Iain R eds 2010 Shaping a Nation: An Examination of Education in Pakistan Karachi: Oxford University Press – http://ukcatalogueoupcom/product/9780195477092dokeyword=shaping+a+nation&sortby=bestMatches
  4. ^ D Drackle, I Edgar & T Schippers eds 2003 Learning Fields Vol 1 Educational Histories of European Anthropology Oxford: Berghahn Books Iain R Edgar & A Russell 1998 Anthropology of Welfare London: Routledge – http://wwwberghahnbookscom/titlephprowtag=DrackleEducational
  5. ^ Drackle, D & Edgar, IR 2004 Learning Fields Vol2 Current Educational Practices in European Social Anthropology Oxford: Berghahn Books – http://wwwberghahnbookscom/titlephprowtag=DrackleCurrent

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