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Islam and the West Critical Perspectives on Modernity

ISBN-10: 0742531074

ISBN-13: 9780742531079

Edition: 2003

Authors: Michael J. Thompson, Haroun Er-Rashid, Sandra Halperin, Wadood Hamad, Lauren Langman

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The essays in this volume approach the interactions of Islam, the West and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers.
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Lauren Langman is Professor of Sociology at Loyola University at Chicago. He is currently president of RC36, Alienation Theory of ISA, former chair of Section on Marxist sociology, ASA, on governing board of Global Studies Association, and serves on boards of Social Theory, Current Perspective in Social Theorys and Critical Sociology. He teaches courses in social theory and consumption, and has written extensively on globalization, alienation, and subcultures of transgression. He has long been professionally active in concerns with consumer society; his often-cited 1992 paper "Neon Cages" on shopping mall selfhood was reprinted in the recent Sage volume of Goffman critique edited by Gary Fine. nbsp; He has since published a large number of related articles and book chapters on such topics as the relationship between globalization identity and carnival,nbsp;and on extreme forms of body modification. His recent book on alienation, published by Rowan and Littlefield should appear in 2004.

Introduction
Muslims and the West: A Paradigm for Polarization
Islam, Modernity, and the Dialectic of Dogmatism
The Deficiency of Democracy in the Islamic World
The Roots of Terror
Europe in the Mirror of the Contemporary Middle East: Aspects of Modern European History Reconsidered
Deconstructing Arab-Islamic History: A Discussion of its Evolutionary Dynamics
Critical Theory and the Islamic Encounter with Modernity
Second Letter on Algeria
A Wild Goose Chase: To Cope, Must Islam "westernize"?
Index
About the Contributors