Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures

Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures : A Ziauddin Sardar Reader

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As one of our most high-profile Muslim intellectuals, he has also become an increasingly important voice in the media since the events of September 11th 2001. This is the first collection of his writings of one of our most high-profile Muslim intellectuals, offering a comprehensive introduction to his thought. Starting with his analysis of his own position as a British Muslim and a writer, it goes on to explore issues of Islam and cultural change, education, identity, post-modernism and the future. Drawn from a broad range of his work in scholarly journals as well as from his many books on aspects of culture and society, it includes his most frequently cited papers and makes an ideal introduction to the immense scope of his work in cultural studies.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 26mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 074531984X
  • 9780745319841

About Sohail Inayatullah

Sohail Inayatullah is Professor, Tamkang University,Taiwan and University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. He is co-editor of Macrohistory and Macrohistorians; The University in Transformation; Youth Futures and Transforming Communication and author of Understanding Sardar and Questioning the Future. Gail Boxwell is studying for a PhD in Sociology at Exeter with a focus on the social/political role of shamanism. She has taught study skills to female students at Zayed University, Dubai.
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Table of contents

Introduction: the Other Futurist

1. Rethinking Islam

2. Reconstructing the Muslim Civilisation

3. Permanence and Change in Islam

4. The Shariah as a Problem Solving Methodology

5. Islam and Nationalism

6. Paper, Printing and Compact Discs

7. Reformist Ideas and Muslim Intellectuals: The Demands of the Real World

II: Postmodernism

8. When the Pendulum Comes to Rest

9. Walt Disney and the Double Victimisation of Pocahontas

10. Christian-Muslim Relations in the Postmodern Age

11. Total Recall: Aliens, Others and Amnesia in Postmodern Thought

12. Bosnia and the Postmodern Embrace of Evil

13. Postmodern(ising) Quawwali

14. The End of Civilisation?

III: Other Futures

15. The Problem of Futures Studies

16. Asian Cultures: Between Programmed and Desired Futures

17. Other Futures: Non-Western Cultures in Futures Studies

18. Medicine in Multicultural Society

19 Beyond Development: An Islamic Perspective

20. What Chaos? What Coherence? -Across the River I called

Bibliography : Ziauddin Sardar - A Working Bibliography by Gail Boxwell

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Review quote

'This invaluable sampler of Sadar's strenuous, but satisfying, work offers no pat solutions but a truly invigorating quest' -- The Independent, April 2003.
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