Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left / Edition 1

Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left / Edition 1

by Susan Buck-Morss
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859845851

ISBN-13: 9781859845851

Pub. Date: 06/19/2003

Publisher: Verso Books

Renowned critical theorist Susan Buck-Morss argues convincingly that a global public needs to think past the twin insanities of terrorism and counter-terrorism in order to dismantle regressive intellectual barriers. Surveying the widespread literature on the relationship of Islam to modernity, she reveals that there is surprising overlap where scholars commonly and

Overview

Renowned critical theorist Susan Buck-Morss argues convincingly that a global public needs to think past the twin insanities of terrorism and counter-terrorism in order to dismantle regressive intellectual barriers. Surveying the widespread literature on the relationship of Islam to modernity, she reveals that there is surprising overlap where scholars commonly and simplistically see antithesis. Thinking Past Terror situates this engagement with the study of Islam among critical contemporary discourses—feminism, post-colonialism and the critique of determinism.

Reminding us powerfully that domination and consensus are maintained not by the lack of opposing ideas but by the disorganization of dissent, Thinking Past Terror presents the empowering idea of a global counter-culture as a very real possibility. If the language of a global, radically cosmopolitan Left is not presumed but its attainment struggled for, if the Leftist project is itself this struggle, then democracy defines its very core.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859845851
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
06/19/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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