Islam Encountering Globalisation

Islam Encountering Globalisation

by Ali Mohammadi
     
 

One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the potential for a homogenizing effect on any culture. This book explores many

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One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the potential for a homogenizing effect on any culture. This book explores many key aspects of the globalisation process, discussing how Muslim countries are coping with globalisation, as well as considering how the West is responding to Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700717316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/27/2002
Series:
Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Islam encountering globalization: an introduction1
2West encountering Islam: Islamophobia reconsidered14
3Muslim encounters with new media: towards an inter-civilizational discourse on globality?36
4Reimagining the Ummah? Information technology and the changing boundaries of political Islam61
5Islam and human rights in the age of globalization91
6The culture and politics of human rights in the context of Islam111
7The globalization of rights in Islamic discourse131
8The World Cup and Iranians' 'home-coming': a global game in a local Islamicized context156
9Globalization and the underdeveloped Muslim world: a case study of Pakistan178
10Tradition versus ideology as a mode of political communication in Iran207
Bibliography222
Index237

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