Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett
     
 

With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective.

Topics covered include the relationship between Postcolonialism and Orientalism, theoretical perspectives on Postcolonialism

Overview

With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective.

Topics covered include the relationship between Postcolonialism and Orientalism, theoretical perspectives on Postcolonialism and Islam, the position of Islam within postcolonial literature, Muslim identity in British and European contexts, and the role of Islam in colonial and postcolonial cinema in Egypt and India. At a time at which Islam continues to be at the centre of increasingly heated and frenzied political and academic deliberations, Postcolonialism and Islam offers a framework around which the debate on Muslims in the modern world can be centred.

Transgressing geographical, disciplinary and theoretical boundaries, this book is an invaluable resource for students of Islamic Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociolgy and Literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415710572
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Islamic Studies Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Geoffrey Nash is Senior Lecturer in English at Sunderland University. His research focuses on Orientalism, Anglophone Arab writing, and Muslim literature. Among his publications are Comte Gobineau and Orientalism: Selected Eastern Writings (Routledge, 2009) and Writing Muslim Identity (2012).

Dr. Kathleen Kerr-Koch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland where she teaches Literary Theory, Literary History and Women’s Autobiography. Her research interests include Romanticism, Literary and Cultural Theory, World Literatures, especially women’s literature outside of the European canonical mainstream, and the philosophical imaginary. Her latest book is Romancing Fascism: Modernity and Allegory in Benjamin, de Man and Shelley.

Dr. Sarah Hackett is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Bath Spa University. Her research focuses upon European Muslim immigration in the post-1945 period, particularly to Britain and Germany. She is author of Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The Muslim Immigrant Experience in Britain and Germany (2013).

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