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Shattering the myth : Islam beyond violence

Author: Bruce B Lawrence
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000, ©1998.
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce B Lawrence
ISBN: 0691004870 9780691004877
OCLC Number: 46711662
Description: xix, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Islam across time and cultures --
pt. 1. European colonialism and its sequels. The three phases of modern-day Islam --
Islamic revivalism : anti-colonial revolt --
Islamic reform : secular nationalism --
Islamic fundamentalism : religious nationalism --
pt. 2. Muslim women and Islamic fundamentalism. The double bind revisited --
The Shah Bano case --
Conclusion : Convergent signposts : Jihad and corporate culture.
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Other Titles: Islam beyond violence
Responsibility: Bruce B. Lawrence.

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