Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms.

Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

Author: Abir Hamdar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317537807

Page: 278

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Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, from the early twentieth century to the present, and with reference to cultural production in and/or about Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, the Gulf, Lebanon and Israel/Palestine. The material engaged with is produced in Arabic, English and French and includes fiction, autobiography, feature films, television series, television reportage, the press, rap music and video games. Throughout, the book highlights the multiple forms and contested interpretations of Islamism in the Arab world, exploring trends and tensions in the ways Islamism is represented to (primarily) Arab audiences and complicating simplistic perspectives on this phenomenon. The book considers repeated and idiosyncratic themes, modes of characterisation, motifs, structures of feeling and forms of engagement, in the context of an ongoing struggle for symbolic power in the region.

The Threat of Globalization to Arab Islamic Culture

This clear, useful book blends economics, politics, and history to provide insights into different perspectives of Western and Arab Cultures regarding globalization, presenting a spectrum of opinions and beliefs on each side, with ...

The Threat of Globalization to Arab Islamic Culture

Author: Mohamed El-Shibiny

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 0805969047

Page: 119

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Since 9-11-01, misunderstandings and stereotypical judgments between the West and the Arab states have become increasingly evident. This clear, useful book blends economics, politics, and history to provide insights into different perspectives of Western and Arab Cultures regarding globalization, presenting a spectrum of opinions and beliefs on each side, with particular attention to the psychology of Arab decision-makers. Too many people hold uninformed opinions without understanding the expectations, the fears, and the concerns of the stakeholders. The Threat of Globalization to Arab Islamic Culture will bring about a more defined comprehension of the issues involved with globalization.

America s Other Muslims

Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam
Muhammad Fraser-Rahim ... the Arab world, focusing instead on the
convergence of diverse Islamic communities and the creation of a new Islam that
... Ware provides illustrative examples of how West African Islam, as a result of
having spread downward from North Africa, shaped its roots according to its own
cultural expression.

America   s Other Muslims

Author: Muhammad Fraser-Rahim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498590209

Page: 160

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America's Other Muslims: Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam explores the oldest and perhaps the most important Muslim community in America, whose story has received little attention in the contemporary context. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim explores American Muslim Revivalist, Imam W.D. Mohammed (1933–2008) and his contribution to the intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical thought of American Muslims as well as the contribution of Islamic thought by indigenous American Muslims. The book details the intersection of the Africana experience and its encounter with race, religion, and Islamic reform. Fraser-Rahim spotlights the emergence of an American school of Islamic thought, which wascreated and established by the son of the former Nation of Islam leader. Imam W.D. Mohammed rejected his father’s teachings and embraced normative Islam on his own terms while balancing classical Islam and his lived experience of Islam in the diaspora. Likewise his interpretations of Islam were not only American – they were also modern and responded to global trends in Islamic thought. His interpretations of Blackness were not only American, but also diasporic and pan-African.

Islam in Asia

... Suharto encouraged cultural expressions of Islam , but generally clamped
down on any political expressions of the faith . ... We must recognize that most
Indonesians disagree with U . S . foreign policy in the Middle East , the military
action in ...

Islam in Asia

Author: U S Government Printing Office

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Page: 63

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The Arab World

The Arab world is not one shaped by Islam, nor one simply explained by reference to the sectarian conflicts of a "mosaic" society. Instead, Barakat reveals a society that is highly complex, with many and various contending polarities.

The Arab World

Author: Halim Barakat

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520914421

Page: 368

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This wide-ranging examination of Arab society and culture offers a unique opportunity to know the Arab world from an Arab point of view. Halim Barakat, an expatriate Syrian who is both scholar and novelist, emphasizes the dynamic changes and diverse patterns that have characterized the Middle East since the mid-nineteenth century. The Arab world is not one shaped by Islam, nor one simply explained by reference to the sectarian conflicts of a "mosaic" society. Instead, Barakat reveals a society that is highly complex, with many and various contending polarities. It is a society in a state of becoming and change, one whose social contradictions are at the root of the struggle to transcend dehumanizing conditions. Arguing from a perspective that is both radical and critical, Barakat is committed to the improvement of human conditions in the Arab world.

Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States

Cultural History , Archaeology , and Arab Architecture Abercrombie , S . : “ The
Middle East : Design , Politics , and Policy ... Baldwin - Smith , E . : Egyptian
Architecture as Cultural Expression . ... Ferber , Stanley : Islam and the Medieval
World .

Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States

Author: Udo Kultermann

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 262

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Udo Kultermann's Contemporary Architecture in the Arab States couples case studies with over 100 never-before-seen illustrations to chronicle modern architectural developments in each Arab nation. From government offices and public spaces, to houses of education and religion, the featured examples include designs for both commercial and private clients. The book also explores the unlikely collaboration between large foreign architectural firms and their smaller, yet essential, Arab counterparts and highlights the cultural self-examination that occurs while redesigning ancient cities to coincide with modern needs.

Area Handbook for Libya

The Arab Nation , Arab Nationalism , and Unity Qadhaafi and the other members
of the RCC , like Nasser and other contemporary Arab spokesmen , make
frequent use of the expression " the Arab nation " as a statement of ... the Middle
East from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Sea who have Arabic as the common
and principal language ; Islam as the ... a common sociological and cultural
peoplehood and a faith in the destiny of that people as equal with other peoples
of the earth .

Area Handbook for Libya

Author: American University (Washington, D.C.). Foreign Area Studies

Publisher:

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Page: 317

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Cultural Expression in Arab Society Today

Two deserve our attention here : one which , in Islam ' s second century ,
permitted the Arabs to assimilate numerous ... find in the Arab world persons ,
patterns of behavior , and , especially , cultural survivals to illustrate the great role
of games ...

Cultural Expression in Arab Society Today

Author: Jacques Berque

Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Page: 370

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Gospel in the Air

During the first seven centuries of the Common Era ( CE ) , most of the countries
in the realm that is now called the Arab World witnessed the growth of the
Christian faith in a multitude of cultural and linguistic expressions . Islam became
the ...

Gospel in the Air

Author: Jos M. Strengholt

Publisher:

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Page: 962

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Human rights in the Near and Middle East

Judging Islam by asking Gretchen ' s question " How is ' t with human rights ? " is
not possible . Neither the historical tradition of the Islamic culture nor the
heterogeneity of its cultural expressions allow such an approach . Today ' s
reception of ...

Human rights in the Near and Middle East

Author: Ingeborg Otto

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 75

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Resurgence

The feeling of resurgence that is sweeping throughout the Muslim World is partly
due to a cultural awakening and partly ... Although it is its political expression that
receives most attention , Islam ' s resurgence is sustained and expanded by the ...

Resurgence

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Islam

In this , however , Islam is not unique since the very concepts of cultural identity
and of cultural specificity are still being ... ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN THE ARAB
WORLD In addition to several texts dealing principally with intellectual history ...

Islam

Author: [Anonymus AC08458293]

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 207

View: 834

A Modern History of the Islamic World

who only started publishing in Arabic later in life , predicted that the cultural
centre of the Islamic world would shift from the Middle East to Pakistan and
Indonesia where , he believed , a ' new human being ' would arise as the
expression of an Asian - African awareness ' to ... 23 His plea for a de - Arabized ,
modern Islam was based on the realization that the Islamic public was in danger
of foundering ...

A Modern History of the Islamic World

Author: Reinhard Schulze

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 384

View: 640

In this book, the German scholar Reinhard Schulze charts the history of Islamic dominant societies in the 20th century looking both at what they have in common and their equally profound differences.

The Door Magazine

How could Islam attract the Persians , the Spanish , the Chinese , Indo -
Pakistanis , huge parts of Africa and the Arab world if it was intolerant of cultural
expression ? DOOR : Jerry Falwell says , “ Islam is a religion of hate and
intolerance .

The Door Magazine

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Islam Terrorism and Your Future

That culture was not only Islamic , but also Arabic . Throughout the Muslim world ,
Arab culture is still considered by many to be the ideal expression of Islam . The
vast majority of OPEC members are Muslim nations — Venezuela and Nigeria ...

Islam  Terrorism and Your Future

Author: Isaac Ben Abraham

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780970213815

Page: 128

View: 615

Republic of Iraq , Baghdad , December 14 , 1959 : ( 63459 ] Cultural
Anthropology of the Middle East : A Bibliography . Vol . 2 : 1988 - 1992 : [ 16721 ]
Cultural Atlas of Islam : [ 17930 ] " Cultural Bias in the Archaeology of Palestine " :
( 33049 ] The Cultural ... [ 33108 ] Cultural Expression in Arab Society Today : (
3260 ) " Cultural Factors in Social Dynamics in the Near East " : ( 32294 ) The
Cultural ...

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ISBN: 9789953431819

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Cultures

In this , however , Islam is not unique since the very concepts of cultural identity
and of cultural specificity are still being ... ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN THE ARAB
WORLD In addition to several texts dealing principally with intellectual history ...

Cultures

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The Encyclopaedia of Islam

F . M . Pareja ) represents the field and the state of Islamic studies as conceived
in the 1950s . ... The relationships between the Muslim world and Europe have
been the subject of historical and comparative studies ( M . Canard , G . E . von
Grunebaum , A . Hourani , B . Lewis ) . ... in Islam ; G . E . von Grunebaum
stressing fundamental analogies between mediaeval cultural expressions in the
Muslim ...

The Encyclopaedia of Islam

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Expressions of Islam in Buildings

Islamic Cultures , Developing Societies , Modern Thought Mohammed Arkoun
They all err – Muslims , Christians , Jews and ... an encompassing understanding
of the expressions of Islam in its classical age as well as in its contemporary
trends . The ultimate goal of this endeavour has never been to build a model of
an Islamic architecture and to impose it all over the Muslim world ; on the contrary
, the ...

Expressions of Islam in Buildings

Author: Hayat Salam-Liebich

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 234

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