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Author Raja, Masood A., 1965- author.

Title ISIS : ideology, symbolics, and counter narratives / Masood Ashraf Raja
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in sociology
Routledge advances in sociology.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Notes; References; 1 Historical overview of the rise of ISIS; Notes; References; 2 The ISIS self narrative: ideology, framing, and discourse; Ideology; Framing and language; Discourse; Concluding thoughts on concepts; ISIS self narrative; Notes; References; 3 The ISIS recruitment: Jihad, Mujahid, and perpetual war; Texts and identities: Ummah-nation; The colonial encounter and acts of cultural retrieval; Jihad: the concept with varied connotations
Muhammad Iqbal and the figure of MujahidThe Mujahid and the West in Iqbal's Persian poetry; Jihad and Qitāl; The Afghan Jihad and the rise of the Taliban; ISIS and Jihad; The Wahabi Islam and Saudi Arabia; Short cuts to salvation; Notes; References; 4 The Management of Savagery: a critical reading; Notes; References; 5 The neoliberal capital, the US counter-policies, and their ramifications; ISIS and neoliberalism; Identity, identity threats, and destructive behaviors; ISIS and US policy; The need for new counter strategies; Notes; References; 6 Conclusion; Note; References; Index
Summary Relying on a thorough understanding of the role of ideology, discourse, and framing, this volume discusses ISIS as an Islamist ideological organization and examines its philosophical scaffolding within the material conditions produced by neoliberal capital
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-146) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Isis International.
Isis International
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019717522
ISBN 9781351046176