Johan Fischer

Johan Fischer is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.

His work focuses on the interfaces between human values and markets. He is the author of Proper Islamic Consumption: Shopping among the Malays in Modern Malaysia (NIAS Press 2008), The Halal Frontier: Muslim Consumers in a Globalized Market (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), Islam, Standards and Technoscience: In Global Halal Zones (Routledge 2015), Halal Matters: Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective (Routledge 2015), Religion, Regulation, Consumption: Globalising Kosher and Halal Markets (Manchester University Press 2018), Kosher and Halal Business Compliance (Routledge 2018), Muslim Piety as Economy: Markets, Meaning and Morality in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2019) and Vegetarianism, Meat and Modernity in India (Routledge 2022). He is Editor of the Routledge book series Studies in Material Religion and Spirituality and on the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Contemporary Islam as well as Research in Globalization.

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Globalised Halal Markets and Middle-class Southeast Asia: The “Muslim Piety Economy”

Johan Fischer

Islamic revivalism in Southeast Asia has stimulated interest in halal products and Muslim material culture. In Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, governments have actively helped shape a Muslim piety economy around halal production, trade, regulation and consumption.