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Islam and the West : critical perspectives on modernity

Author: Michael J Thompson
Publisher: Lanham (Maryland) : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, cop. 2003.
Series: Political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume approach the interactions of Islam, the West and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Thompson
ISBN: 0742531074 9780742531079 0742531066 9780742531062
OCLC Number: 912295021
Notes: Bibliografía. Índice.
Description: V, 188 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Muslims and the West: A Paradigm for Polarization Chapter 3 Islam, Modernity and the Dialectic of Dogmatism Chapter 4 The Deficiency of Democracy in the Islamic World Chapter 5 The Roots of Terror Chapter 6 Europe in the Mirror of the Contemporary Middle East: Aspects of Modern European History Reconsidered Chapter 7 Deconstructing Arab-Islamic History: A Discussion of its Evolutionary Dynamics Chapter 8 Critical Theory and the Islamic Encounter with Modernity Chapter 9 Second Letter on Algeria Chapter 10 A Wild Goose Chase: To Cope, Must Islam "Westernize"?
Series Title: Political theory.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Thompson.

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