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The New Crusades : Constructing the Muslim Enemy / Michael Sells, Emran Qureshi.

Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2003]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (431 p.)
Subjects:
Islamic fundamentalism.
War -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic countries -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Islamic countries.
Islamic countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Islamic countries.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Not since the Crusades of the Middle Ages has Islam evoked the degree of fear, hostility, and ethnic and religious stereotyping that is evident throughout Western culture today. As conflicts continue to proliferate around the globe, the perception of a colossal, unyielding, and unavoidable struggle between Islam and the West has intensified. These numerous conflicts, both actual and ideological, have revived fears of an ongoing "clash of civilizations"-an intractable and irreconcilable conflict of values between Western cultures and an Islam that is portrayed as hostile and alien. The New Crusades takes head-on the idea of an emergent "Cold War" between Islam and the West. It explores the historical, political, and institutional forces that have raised the specter of a threatening and monolithic Muslim enemy and provides a nuanced critique of much received wisdom on the topic, particularly the "clash of civilizations" theory. Bringing together twelve of the most influential thinkers in Middle Eastern and religious studies-including Edward Said, Roy Mottahedeh, and Fatema Mernissi-this timely collection confronts such depictions of the Arab-Islamic world, showing their inner workings and how they both empower and shield from scrutiny Islamic radicals who operate from similar paradigms of inevitable and absolute conflict.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface: A Tribute to Eqbal Ahmad / Qureshi, Emran
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Constructing the Muslim Enemy / Qureshi, Emran / Sells, Michael A.
Part I
Palace Fundamentalism and Liberal Democracy / Mernissi, Fatema
The Clash of Definitions / Said, Edward W.
The Clash of Civilizations: Samuel P. Huntington, Bernard Lewis, and the Remaking of Post-Cold War World Order / Trumpbour, John
The Clash of Civilizations: An Islamicist's Critique / Mottahedeh, Roy P.
Among the Mimics and the Parasites: V. S. Naipaul's Islam / Nixon, Rob
The Islamic and Western Worlds: "End of History" or the "Clash of Civilizations"? / Khan, Mujeeb R.
Part II
Europe and the Muslims: The Permanent Crusade? / Mastnak, Tomaž
The Myth of Westernness in Medieval Literary Historiography / Menocal, María Rosa
Islamophobia in France and the "Algerian Problem" / MacMaster, Neil
The Nationalist Serbian Intellectuals and Islam: Defining and Eliminating a Muslim Community / Cigar, Norman
Christ Killer, Kremlin, Contagion / Sells, Michael A.
Contributors
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
Qureshi, Emran, editor.
Sells, Michael, editor.
ISBN:
0-231-50156-0
OCLC:
826476428
Publisher Number:
10.7312/qure12666 doi
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