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Representing Jihad : the Appearing and Disappearing Radical.

Author: Jacqueline O'Rourke
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The jihad has been at the centre of the West's securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists frequently use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their military and market agendas, helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of the 'good' Muslim explaining the motifs of the 'bad'. Representing Jihad skilfully critiques the debate around the jihadist, arguing that Muslim theory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline O'Rourke
ISBN: 9781780322643 178032264X 9781780322650 1780322658 9781780322629 1780322623
OCLC Number: 809769262
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
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Argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology, and skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate around the jihadist by  Read more...

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'A ground-breaking text.'Ziauddin Sardar, author of Reading the Qur'an'Jacqueline O'Rourke is showing how the debates around "Islamic radicalization" are revealing both Western and Islamic Read more...

 
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