How Do You Know?: Reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, Science and Cultural Relations

How Do You Know?: Reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, Science and Cultural Relations

by Ziauddin Sardar, Ehsan Masood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745325157

ISBN-13: 9780745325156

Pub. Date: 06/13/2006

Publisher: Pluto Press

Ziauddin Sardar is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. A broadcaster and cultural commentator, he is the author of over 40 books. His co-authored book Why Do People Hate America? was an international bestseller, and his autobiography, Desperately Seeking Paradise received wide acclaim. Since 9/11 he has been an important Muslim voice in mainstream

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Ziauddin Sardar is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. A broadcaster and cultural commentator, he is the author of over 40 books. His co-authored book Why Do People Hate America? was an international bestseller, and his autobiography, Desperately Seeking Paradise received wide acclaim. Since 9/11 he has been an important Muslim voice in mainstream western media.

This book is the perfect introduction to his thinking that brings together some of his key writings in one volume. It provides extracts from many of his most acclaimed books, from his early writing right through to his latest thinking. Organised in clear chapters, the extracts are carefully chosen to explore the themes of Islam, science and cultural relations.

Drawn from a wide range of sources, this Zia Sardar reader is an accessible introduction to the thinking of one of the leading cultural theorists of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745325156
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/13/2006
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.85(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the ambiguous intellectual1
1Jihad for peace15
2Re-reading the life of Muhammad21
3Faith and the written word32
4Rescuing Islam's universities43
5What do we mean by Islamic futures?55
6Guardians of the planet : Muslims and the environment91
7Muslims and philosophy of science108
8Dewey departs : ideas on classifying knowledge114
9Arguments for an Islamic science121
10Islamic science : the way ahead161
11Science wars : a postcolonial reading193
12Coming home : sex, lies and all the 'I's in India217
13The A, B, C, D (and E) of Ashis Nandy242
14God bless America!264
15Managing diversity : identity and rights in multicultural Europe270
16Beyond difference : cultural relations in a new century288

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