Islam and the West

Islam and the West : Critical Perspectives on Modernity

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The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear and the result is a deeper understanding of the nature of modernity and how other societies can relate to each other.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 148.8 x 232.2 x 11.4mm | 272.16g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0742531074
  • 9780742531079

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Muslims and the West: A Paradigm for Polarization Chapter 3 Islam, Modernity and the Dialectic of Dogmatism Chapter 4 The Deficiency of Democracy in the Islamic World Chapter 5 The Roots of Terror Chapter 6 Europe in the Mirror of the Contemporary Middle East: Aspects of Modern European History Reconsidered Chapter 7 Deconstructing Arab-Islamic History: A Discussion of its Evolutionary Dynamics Chapter 8 Critical Theory and the Islamic Encounter with Modernity Chapter 9 Second Letter on Algeria Chapter 10 A Wild Goose Chase: To Cope, Must Islam "Westernize"?
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This book offers readers very helpful insights and understanding of 'one of the great ... tensions of modern times.' Highly recommended. CHOICE
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About Michael J. Thompson

Michael Thompson is the founder and editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture and is assistant professor of political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
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