Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran
By Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran

Abdolkarim Soroush, Religious Politics and Democratic Reform

By (author) See other recent books by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $44.95
Your Price: $40.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.49! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Book Description

The Iranian revolution of 1979 overhauled not only the foundations of Iranian society, religion and politics, but also our understanding of the role of religion in modern government. Here Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi takes us on an enlightening journey, showing that the revolution unintentionally opened up the public sphere to competing interpretations of Islam. Far from being the exclusive preserve of high-ranking seminarians as before, in contemporary Iran lay theologians, intellectuals, lawyers and social activists are active and influential interlocutors in debates on the meaning of Islam.A key figure is philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush, a leading force behind Iran's pro-democracy movement and vocal critic of the state. Through a close reading of Soroush's writings, and by tracing the links between Muslim intellectual critique and the realpolitik of postrevolutionary power struggles, Ghamari-Tabrizi offers nothing less than a pathbreaking reassessment of the Iranian revolution. With powerful insights, 'Islam and Dissent' is essential for an understanding of the Muslim world today, as of the new relationships between religion, politics and democracy visible across the globe.Islam and politics a very important topic, especially re. Iran. Soroush is a key figure in Iran, and in Middle East generally. This title is recommended by star academics in the field of Islam and politics.

Buy Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran book by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781845118808
ISBN-10: 1845118804
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran book by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi is Assistant Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in transnational and global histories in the Middle Eastern postcolonial context, and studies social movements and intellectual articulations of Islamic conceptions of modernity. He has published in varieties of academic journals such as 'International Sociology', 'International Review of Social History', 'Migration Review', 'Critique', and others.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi close
Foucault in Iran by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close