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Representing Jihad

The Appearing and Disappearing Radical

Συγγραφέας: O'Rourke Jacqueline
Εκδότης: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781780322636
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 264
Διαστάσεις: 22x14x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Representing Jihad"

The jihad has been at the centre of the West's securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists constantly use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their neoliberal, military and market agendas, perpetuating massive gaps of understanding between 'the West', Muslims and jihadists themselves. They are helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of 'good' Muslims explaining the motifs of the 'bad' Muslims. This timely book argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been significantly commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology. It skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate around the jihadist by offering a comprehensive analysis of Muslim and non-Muslim cultural critics. Ranging from Edward Said to Slavoj Zizek, from Don DeLillo to Orhan Pamuk and from Mohammed Siddique Khan to Osama bin Laden, this vastly heterogeneous discourse produces a multi-dimensional Muslim response. O'Rourke examines some of its critical fault lines in postcolonial theory and literary analysis. This groundbreaking book argues that the temptation to appropriate the figure of the jihadist offers a fertile area from which to launch a discussion about the limits of current theory.

Συγγραφέας/εις: O'Rourke Jacqueline
Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
ISBN: 9781780322636
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 09/08/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 264
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x14x14 cm


Introduction: Homo islamicus: beyond 'good' and 'bad' 1. The vanishing jihadist: bin Laden and the Arab revolutions 2. Constructing the 'bad' Muslim: jihad, Orientalism and the militarization of Muslim lands 3. Contextualizing 'bad' Muslims: jihad, globalization and anti-Orientalism 4. Ree(a)l jihadists: the media-tion of intentions 5. Recovering invisible traces: jihad and postcolonialism 6. Humanism and Islam: jihad and postsecularism Conclusion: Universalization of universes of resistance Notes References Index

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