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At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament

Author: Sadia Abbas
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The subject of this book is a new "Islam." This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was consolidated in the period following September 11, 2001. It is a name, a discursive site, a signifier at once flexible and constrained--indeed, it is a geopolitical agon, in and around which some of the most pressing aporias of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sadia Abbas
ISBN: 9780823257850 0823257851 9780823257867 082325786X
OCLC Number: 884450429
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book 2015
Description: xvi, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Argument --
2. The Maintenance of Innocence --
3. The Echo-Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency --
4. Religion and the Novel: A Case Study --
5. How Injury Travels --
6. Cold War Baroque: Saints and Icons --
7. Theologies of Love.
Responsibility: Sadia Abbas.

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