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At Freedom's Limit : Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament.

Author: Sadia Abbas
Publisher: Bronx : Fordham University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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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Abbas, Sadia.
At Freedom's Limit : Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament.
Bronx : Fordham University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sadia Abbas
ISBN: 9780823257874 0823257878
OCLC Number: 923764172
Awards: Winner of Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book 2015
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
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Acknowledgments --
The Argument --
1. The Maintenance of Innocence --
2. The Echo Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency --
3. Religion and the Novel: A Case Study --
4. How Injury Travels --
5. Cold War Baroque: Saints and Icons --
6. Theologies of Love --
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At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament is a critique of how the current anthropology and sociology of Islam has used Muslims as a discursive site on which contemporary aporias of  Read more...


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This is the first book to deal with the interlinked phenomena of Islamic radicalism and Islamophobia by exiting the apologetic discourse to which left-liberal critique has largely been reduced. Read more...

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