Examines modernity in the context of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Iranian Revolution.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction: modernity and 'culture'; 1. Western narratives of modernity; 2. Reconciling with the West's other; 3. The crisis of secularism and the rise of political Islam; 4. Islam as a modernizing ideology: Al-e Ahmad and Shari'ati; 5. German intellectuals and the culture of modernity; 6. The tragedy of the Iranian left; 7. Modernities of our time; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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