From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic by Eric Walberg

By Eric Walberg

Eric Walberg's new booklet From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization presents an outline of imperialism and colonialism within the Muslim global. It elaborates at the 3rd of the nice video games addressed in his past paintings, Postmodern Imperialism, which traced the flow of historical past from the colonialism of the British and different empires, in the course of the neocolonialism of the U.S. empire, to the present nice video game marked by way of the revival of Islam. Walberg stories the Islamic reform traditions from the nineteenth century on (deriving from Al-Afghani, Qutb) incorporating the Islamic critique of the West in addition to the Sunni/ Shia, mainstream/ Sufi/ Salafi divisions. Then he addresses the 20 th century event of Islamic states (Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran), in addition to the present dynamics of the Muslim global (Saudi, Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and now Egypt/ Tunisia/ Libya). Key actors and milestones within the fight to loose the Muslim international from the imperial yoke are mentioned. whereas the Christian/Judaic give up to capitalism resulted in Marxist secularism and the communist utopia, Walberg perspectives the Islamic venture as containing another socio-economic orientation. This avoided the increase of capitalism/ imperialism in lands populated by means of Muslims, making them the losers within the expertise race of the 19th-20th centuries, however the repository of a corrected imaginative and prescient of the wealthy misplaced values of the sooner monotheistic traditions. the following modernity and postmodernism are critiqued from either left and correct, and Islam is mentioned as either an alternate worldview and global order. but the contradictions of the Arab Spring will be resolved because the West keeps its decline, Walberg initiatives how the understandings entrenched in Islamic civilization aspect towards a new-old civilizational substitute, one no longer by-product from the West, yet indigenous to the constructing international nonetheless lower than its heel.

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