Cosmopolitanism, Identity and Authenticity in the Middle East / Edition 1

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Presents the views of leading Arab intellectuals from countries from Morocco to the Gulf who discuss their own personal and professional perspectives on cosmopolitanism in the Middle East.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700710560
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/26/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. I Cosmopolitanism in the Middle East
1 Cosmopolitanism and the Middle East 15
2 Cosmopolitanism: assumed alienation 35
Pt. II Personal itineraries
3 From an Islamic upbringing to a cosmopolitan perspective: a personal odyssey 43
4 From localism to cosmopolitanism: a Bahreini perspective 55
5 The cultural impact of the left in Syria and Palestine: a personal view 61
Pt. III Modernist Islam, cosmopolitanism and authenticity
6 The modernisation of Islam or the Islamisation of modernity 71
7 Islamism: modernisation of Islam or Islamisation of knowledge 87
8 Islamic movements and authenticity: barriers to development 103
9 Authenticity, modernity and the Islamic movement in Tunisia 115
10 Towards an objective, relative and rational Islamic discourse 129
Pt. IV Nationalism, cosmopolitanism and authenticity
11 Universality, modernity and identity: the case of Morocco 145
12 Cosmopolitanism and cultural specificity: the case of Jordan 159
13 The Egyptian national identity and pan-Arabism: variations and generations 171
14 Cosmopolitanism and cultural autarky in Egypt 183
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