Identity Politics in India and Europe
By: Michael Dusche (author)Hardback
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This book highlights the present perceptions of the East and the West as seen through the eyes of eminent scholars from India, and in doing so, theorises on identity politics.
Identity Politics in India and Europe combines qualitative methods (20 interviews) with historical and philosophical analysis. The first part of the book discusses the history of perceptions between the Europe of Latin Christianity and the so-called Muslim world, starting from the 7th century onwards. The second part is devoted to a discussion on the emergence of modernity and how it changed the identity politics of earlier times. The third part explores the role that intellectual elites have to play. It comprises interviews of eminent scholars and thinkers in India such as Imtiaz Ahmad and Ashis Nandy. These make for an insightful read, especially as subtle ideological differences surface in their responses to a set of common questions.
The interviews are set in the historical context of the relations between Europe and the Muslim world and analysed from a theoretical angle, drawing from theories of modernity, conceptions of justice and notions of identity politics.
The book will be of great interest to the world of social science academia, especially those with specific interest in the history of transnational politics.
Michael Dusche holds a PhD in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of Frankfurt am Main. His thesis is published as Der Philosoph als Mediator (The Philosopher as a Mediator) (Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 2000). From 2000 to 2005, Dusche held the position of a senior assistant professor and DAAD lecturer at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. From 2005 to 2009 he held research positions at the University of Erfurt, Germany and F.H. Jena, Germany. Since June 2009, he has been a fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
IntroductionI: "EUROPE" AND "THE MUSLIM WORLD" / A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECIPROCAL PERCEPTIONSLate Antiquity to the Beginnings of the Modern EraEncounters in the late Roman WorldIslam in Western Europe: Al-AndalusEncounter in the Levant: the CrusadesAt the gates of Vienna: the Ottomans in EuropeThe Reformation: Ushering in the Modern EraII: THE GLOBAL CONDITION: MODERNITY AND ITS CRITICSCulture and Identity in Modern PoliticsThe World Polity ApproachInstitutionDecouplingActor and ActionRationality and RationalisationReligion and the 'Religious'Progress and TeleologyPrincipal and AgentScientific RationalityThe Modern SelfThe Liberal System GlobalisedThe World PolityDiffusionThe Statelessness of the World PolityInclusion and ExclusionIdentityLanguageCulturePoliticsInclusive versus Identity PoliticsIdentity Politics in EuropeIdentity Politics in IndiaFreedom to Non-DevelopmentDevelopment as FreedomIdentity Politics and the Ramjanmabhumi MovementIII: INTELLECTUAL ELITES AND NORMATIVE ORDERS IN INDIA, ISRAEL/PALESTINE AND TURKEYIntroduction: Survey and InterviewsAshok AcharyaImtiaz AhmadAnwar AlamRajeev BhargavaAsoke BhattacharyaAnil BhattiRoma ChatterjiAsghar Ali EngineerAnjan GhoshQutub Jehan Kidwai & Shirin HudaGurpreet MahajanShail MayaramDeepak MehtaSalil MisraAshis NandyAditya NigamDevdutt PattanaikDruv RainaRuby SainZeenat Shaukat AliVirginius XaxaAppendix: Binary Oppositions in Counter-hegemonic DiscourseReferencesIndex
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