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Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World : Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Author: Lütfi Sunar; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the social sciences, civilisation is one of the most oft-debated concepts. However, the debates around it are still framed by Western assumptions and concerns. Nevertheless, civilisation remains a central theme in the Muslim world. The overall objective of this volume is to expose complex issues for further discussion.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lütfi Sunar; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 1066584810
Description: 1 online resource (x, 433 pages)
Contents: Debates on Civilization, Islam, and Modernity: Some Critical Perspectives on the Current Agenda / Lutfi Sunar --
PART I. DEFINING AND DISCUSSING CIVILIZATION. 1. The Idea of Civilization in Eighteenth-Century Social Theory / Anthony Pagden --
2. Rethinking Civilization and Its Others: Historical Stages and Social Taxonomies / Lutfi Sunar --
3. The Question of Ages in Islamic Civilization: A Different Periodization / Mustafa Demirci --
PART II. DEBATES ON CIVILIZATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM WORLD. 4. The Vision of Order and Al-'Umran as an Explanatory Concept in the Debates on Civilization / Vahdettin I, sik --
5. Beyond Civilization: Pan-Islamism, Pan-Asianism, and the Revolt against the West / Cemil Aydin --
6. Interaction of Concepts of Progress and Civilization in Turkish Thought / Necmettin Dogan --
7. The Rise and Demise of Civilizational Thinking in Contemporary Muslim Political Thought / Halil Ibrahim Yenigun --
8. Revisiting Shariati: Probing into Issues of Society and Religion / Seyed Javad Miri --
9. Culture and Civilization in the Thought of Alija Izetbegovic / Mahmut Hakki Akin --
10. Debating Islam, Tradition, and Modernity in Contemporary Arab-Islamic Thought: Perspectives of Hassan Hanafi and Abdallah / Laroui Driss Habti --
PART III. MODERNIZATION, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE FUTURE OF THE CIVILIZATION DEBATE. 11. Erring Modernization and Development in the Muslim World / Syed Farid Alatas --
12. Civilizations in an Era of Globalization: The Implications of Globalization for the Clash of Civilizations Debate / Yunus Kaya --
13. Conceptualizing Civilization between Othering and Multiculturalism / Murat Cemrek --
14. An Epistemological Base for a Dynamic Conception of Civilizations and Intercultural Relations / Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast.
Other Titles: Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World (Online)
Responsibility: edited by Lutfi Sunar.

Abstract:

In the social sciences, civilisation is one of the most oft-debated concepts. However, the debates around it are still framed by Western assumptions and concerns. Nevertheless, civilisation remains a central theme in the Muslim world. The overall objective of this volume is to expose complex issues for further discussion.

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