Muslims in the Western Imagination

Muslims in the Western Imagination

by Sophia Rose Arjana


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199324927
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2015
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sophia Rose Arjana holds an M.A. from Columbia University, an M.T.S. from Emory University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver and Illiff School of Theology. Her main areas of research are imaginary Muslim monsters, Muslim representations in popular culture, non-hajj pilgrimage traditions in Islamic societies, liturgy in North American Muslim communities, and Jewish and Islamic liberative theology. She has published articles on Islamic shrine architecture and the role of racial constructions in Orientalist discourse and has forthcoming book chapters on female and queer imams in the United States, liberation theology, and the Iranian sociologist Ali Shari'ati.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Islam in the Western Imagination
Chapter 1: The Muslim Monster
Chapter 2: Medieval Muslim Monsters
Chapter 3: Turkish Monsters
Chapter 4: The Monsters of Orientalism
Chapter 5: Muslim Monsters in the Americas
Chapter 6: The Monsters of September 11th

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