A Mirror for Our Times: The Rushdie Affair and the Future of Multiculturalism

A Mirror for Our Times: The Rushdie Affair and the Future of Multiculturalism

by Paul Weller


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826432766
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/22/2009
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Weller is Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at the University of Derby and Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Look in the Mirror Chronology of Key Events 1: The Contours of the Controversy Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses Literary and Critical Responses From Lobbying to Book-Burning and Demonstrations The Political and Legal Arenas The Fatwa: Its International Context and Repercussions The Continuing Controversy2: Actions and Reactions in the Controversy Muslim Concerns The Spectrum of Muslim Responses Rushdie's Reactions Political Reactions Media and Social Reactions Christian Reactions Other Religious Reactions Inter-Faith and Cross-Community Reactions The ‘Entails' of the Controversy 3: Through the Looking Glass The Controversy as Magnifying Glass Believing and Belonging Religion and the Secular Religion, Art and Values in Contention Law in Contention: Rights and Restraints Political Representation and Participation in a Plural Society4: Echoes, Reverberations and ‘Social Policy Shock' On the Other Side of Terror/The War on Terror Bombings and ‘Hard' Wars Culture and ‘Soft' Wars (Continued) ‘Glocalism', Globalization and Media Age Religious Radicalism, ‘Otherness', Freedom, Terror and Public Policy Incitement to Hatred, Conspiracy Theories and Islamophobia Anti-Catholicism and Islamophobia, Past and Present Social Policy Challenges, Legal Developments and Religious Responsibilities Concluding Notes Towards a Common Future A Wise Nation/World?Bibliography Index

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