Islam and Postcolonial Discourse: Purity and Hybridity by Esra Mirze Santesso,James McClung

By Esra Mirze Santesso,James McClung

Largely, although now not solely, as a legacy of the 2001 assault at the global alternate middle, Islamic religion has develop into synonymous in lots of corners of the media and academia with violence, which many think to be its basic mode of expression. The absence of a cosmopolitan reputation of the wide variety of Islamic subjectivities inside modern tradition has created a void during which misinterpretations and hostilities thrive. Responding to the growing to be value of faith, particularly Islam, as a cultural signifier within the formation of a postcolonial self, this multidisciplinary assortment is geared up round contested phrases equivalent to secularism, Islamopolitics, lady id, and Islamophobia. The overarching target of the individuals is to facilitate a deeper knowing of the entire diversity of reports inside of Islam in addition to the determine of the Muslim, therefore permitting a brand new set of questions on religion’s position in shaping postcolonial identity.

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