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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

Overview

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

I Introduction: The diaspora intellectual
Ehsan Masood

II Islam
1 Jihad for peace
2 Re-reading the life of Muhammad
3 Faith and the written word
4 Rescuing Islam’s universities
5 What do we mean by Islamic futures?

III Science and knowledge
6 Guardians of the Planet: Muslims and the environment
7 Muslims and philosophy of science
8 Dewey departs: ideas on classifying knowledge
9 Arguments for an Islamic science
10 Islamic science: the way ahead

IV Cultural relations
11 South Asia: fifty years on
12 Coming home: sex, lies and the ‘I’ in India
13 The A, B, C, D (and E) of Ashis Nandy
14 God bless America!
15 Managing diversity: identity and rights in multicultural Europe
16 Beyond difference: cultural relations in a new century

Index
Bibliography

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