The Politics of Muslim Intellectual Discourse in the West Paperback

The Emergence of a Western-Islamic Public Sphere

by Dilyana Mincheva;


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The Politics of Muslim Intellectual Discourse in the West

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The book is a case study in the literary, psychoanalytic, and theological encounters between diasporic Muslim intellectuals and secular western modernity. It centers on the simultaneous search for the possibility of both a reformation of Islamic fundamentalism and a transformation of the exclusionary limitations of western public institutions. With roots in original research in the fields of comparative religion and cultural studies, and drawing on sources in English, French, and Arabic, the author introduces and elaborates the concept of Western-Islamic public sphere. This concept defines what is at stake in the formative play of public representations where traditionalist foundations and modernist adaptations meet, clash, and produce discourse around their common disequilibrium. The Western-Islamic public sphere (which is secular but not secularist and which is Islamic but not Islamist), within which a critical Islamic intellectual universe can unfold, deals hermeneutically with texts and politically with lived practices.
It emerges from within the arc of two alternative, conflicting, yet equally dismissive suspicions defined by a view that critical Islam is the new imperial rhetoric of hegemonic orientalism and the opposite view that critical Islam is just fundamentalism camouflaged in liberal rhetoric. This innovative and original scholarly apparatus offers a third view one that arises in its practice from ethical commitment to intellectual engagement, creativity, and imagination as a portal to the open horizons of conflictual history.

The Politics of Muslim Intellectual Discourse in the West by Dilyana Mincheva was published by Sussex Academic Press in October 2016. The ISBN for The Politics of Muslim Intellectual Discourse in the West is 9781845198381.

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Page last updated 18th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSussex Academic Press (October 2016)
Weight274g
Number of Pages196
Height230 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9781845198381
ISBN-101845198387
Product Code4457622
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