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Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament and Promise

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Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 13th 2004 by Routledge (first published 1992)
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Leonardo
Oct 18, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref
La embestida anti-moderna que define a los fundamentalismos puede ser entendida mejor, entonces, no como un proyecto premoderno, sino posmoderno. La posmodernidad del fundamentalismo debe ser reconocida primariamente en su rechazo de la modernidad en tanto arma de la hegemonía Euro–Americana–y en este sentido el fundamentalismo Islámico es paradigmático. En el contexto de las tradiciones Islámicas el fundamentalismo es posmoderno en la medida que rechaza la tradición del modernismo Islámico para ...more
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Jan 20, 2008 Brett rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, po-mo
Although now somewhat dated, Ahmed’s work offers an excellent and balanced introduction to the tensions between Islam and postmodernity. While emphasizing the current impact of globalization and the media, this study also traces the historical contrast between Greek and Semitic thought and its significance in regards to contemporary Muslim reactions to postmodernism. B+
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