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A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism (Critique Influence Change 3rd edition)

A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism (Critique Influence Change 3rd edition)

By: S. Sayyid (author), Hamid Dabashi (foreword_author)Paperback

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The fear and anxiety aroused by Islamism is not a myth, nor is it simply a consequence of terrorism or fundamentalism. Writing in 1997, before 9/11 and before the austerity that has bred a new generation of far right groups across Europe and the US, S. Sayyid warned of a spectre haunting Western civilization. This groundbreaking book, banned by the Malaysian government, is both an analysis of the conditions that have made `Islamic fundamentalism' possible and a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role throughout the world. This is a pioneering, provocative and intricately crafted study, which shows the challenge of Islamism is not only geopolitical or even cultural but also epistemological.

About Author

S. Sayyid is a reader in rhetoric at the University of Leeds. He is the founding editor of ReOrient: The Journal of Critical Muslim Studies. His publications include Recalling the Caliphate and the volume (co-edited with AbdoolKarim Vakil) Thinking through Islamophobia.


Foreword by Hamid DabashiPreface to the Critique Influence Change EditionAcknowledgementsPreface to the Second EditionPrologue: The Return of the Repressed1. Framing Fundamentalism2. Thinking Islamism, (Re)thinking Islamism3. Kemalism and Politicization of Islam4. Islam, Modernity and the West5. Islamism and the Limits of the Invisible EmpireEpiloque: Islamism/EurocentrismBibliographyIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781783601912
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781783601912
  • ISBN10: 1783601914
  • edition: 3rd edition

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