Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization
Negotiating Modernity in Iran
By (author) Ali Mirsepassi
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Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization by Ali Mirsepassi
Book DescriptionIn this thought-provoking study, Ali Mirsepassi explores the concept of modernity, exposing the Eurocentric prejudices and hostility to non-Western culture that have characterized its development. Focusing on the Iranian experience of modernity, he charts its political and intellectual history and develops a new interpretation of Islamic Fundamentalism through the detailed analysis of the ideas of key Islamic intellectuals. The author argues that the Iranian Revolution was not a simple clash between modernity and tradition but an attempt to accommodate modernity within a sense of authentic Islamic identity, culture and historical experience. He concludes by assessing the future of secularism and democracy in the Middle East in general, and in Iran in particular. A significant contribution to the literature on modernity, social change and Islamic Studies, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of social theory and change, Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies and many related areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521659970
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ali Mirsepassi
Islam, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism, Paperback (July 2016)
This book presents a critical study of citizenship, state and globalization in societies that have been historically influenced by Islamic traditions and institutions.
Democracy in Modern Iran, Paperback (October 2011)
Offers important theoretical insights into how democracy is understood in the Middle East
Political Islam, Iran, and the Enlightenment, Paperback (December 2010)
This book argues that the discourse of political Islam has strong connections to important, disturbing currents in Western philosophy and intellectual trends.
Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Ali Mirsepassi
The essays in this collection entertain the question of how scholars may reconfigure "area-based knowledge" to respond to social sciences and globalization. The authors demonstrate that local knowledge is vital to understanding rapidly changing global patterns.
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