Islam and the Orientalist World-System
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Islam and the Orientalist World-System by Khaldoun Samman
Book DescriptionFeaturing Immanuel Wallerstein, Joseph Massad, Marnia Lazreg, and other well-known and emerging new authors, this book seeks a more accurate understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. The book confronts a trend today of analyzing Islam as a "cultural system" that stands outside of, and even predates, modernity. The authors see this trend as part of a racist discourse unaware of the realities of contemporary Islam. Islamic societies today are products of the world capitalist system and cannot be understood as being separate from its forces. The authors offer a more carefully constructed and richer portrait of Islamic societies today and forcefully challenge the belief that Islam is not part of, nor much affected by, the modern world-system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594515194
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Khaldoun Samman
Islam and the Orientalist World-System, Hardback (November 2008)
Offers an understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. This book offers a portrait of Islamic societies and challenges the belief that Islam is not part of, nor much affected by, the modern world-system.
Cities of God and Nationalism, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Khaldoun Samman
"A remarkable and original discussion of three great sacred cities across time, and their transformation by nationalism in the modern world." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
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Author Biography - Khaldoun Samman
Khaldoun Samman, Associate Professor of Sociology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Cities of God and Nationalism: Mecca, Jerusalem, and Rome as Contested World Cities (Paradigm 2007) and co-editor of Islam and the Orientalist World-System (Paradigm 2008). Mazhar Al-Zo'by is Professor of global studies and world humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Zayed University (UAE). His interests both as an academic and a public scholar focus on globalization, postcolonial studies, and critical social theory. His current research addresses the question of cultural identity, social movements (primarily in the Arab world), and popular culture in the global context.
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