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Author Sayyid, S. (Salman)

Title A fundamental fear : eurocentrism and the emergence of Islamism / S. Sayyid
Edition Second edition
Published London : Zed, 2003


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 MELB  320.550917671 Say/Ffe 2003  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Framin' fundamentalism -- Thinking Islamism, (re-)thinking Islam -- Kemalism and the politicization of Islam -- Islam, modernity, and the West -- Islamism and the limits of the invisible empire
Summary "This is a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role in recent years. Theoretically innovative, it shows how Islamic movements - despite the wide variety of their manifestations - are best understood as a continuation of political and cultural decolonization." "This study draws upon the full breadth of post-structuralist thought as a means of better understanding Islamism. As such, it is necessary reading for all those who are interested in the Muslim world - in both its state and diasporic forms - as well as academics concerned with questions of 'race' and place in a poststructuralist context."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-178) and index
Subject Islam -- 20th century.
Islamic fundamentalism.
Islam and politics.
Kemalism -- 20th century.
LC no. 2003041050
ISBN 1842771965 :
1842771973 paperback