Passages to Moderity in Europe and the Middle East
By (author) Isam Al-Khafaji
Normal Price: $136.00
Your Price: $122.40 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.60! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.12 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Tormented Births by Isam Al-Khafaji
Book DescriptionTo many, the values, culture and politics of the Middle East stand in direct opposition to those of the West. There is talk of a clash between Islam and modernity. But what is the Middle East today? What defines it? Where is it going? 'Tormented Births' seeks to provide an answer. Based on a wealth of empirical data, Isam Al-Khafaji presents a radically new explanation of the processes of social, political and economic development in the Middle East over the past two centuries. He proposes that the Middle East's path to modernity must be understood in comparison with the European experience. In a sweeping attack on the existing literature, Al-Khafaji shows that the stress on the cultural distinctiveness of the Middle East vis-a-vis Europe is misguided, and that the experience of colonialism and imperialism has not irrevocably distorted the region's natural development. On the contrary, Al-Khafaji shows the striking similarities in the formation and evolution of power structures, social groups and rural-urban spaces in the Middle East and Europe. 'Tormented Births' offers a completely new evaluation of the state of the Middle East today, based on the most interdisciplinary of approaches which combine political science, development economics, history, sociology and cultural studies. Of great political importance, al-Khafaji concludes by presenting a novel explanation of the persistence of authoritarian regimes in the region. 'Tormented Births' is a trail-blazing work of vital importance for any scholar interested in the state of the Middle East and the world today.
Buy Tormented Births book by Isam Al-Khafaji from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781860649769
(234mm x 156mm x 35mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Tormented Births book by Isam Al-Khafaji and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Isam Al-Khafaji
Isam al Khafaji currently teaches at the University of Amsterdam. After twenty five years in exile, he has just returned to his country Iraq. He has taught around the world, including at New York University, and worked for the United Nations Development Program and the World Bank.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687