Islam, Modernism and the West: Cultural and Political Relations at the End of the Millennium

Islam, Modernism and the West: Cultural and Political Relations at the End of the Millennium

By: Gema Martin Munoz (editor)Hardback

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This text critically reassesses history to examine the long-standing notion that "Islamic affairs" are removed from, and inevitably clash with, "Western affairs". It reconsiders what Islam is and what Westernization is. The book is divided into six parts: Islam and the West, an intentional duality; a reinterpretation of the relations between the Muslim world and the West; Islam and the West, concepts of civilization; the dialetics of reason and faith; secularism and Islamism; democracy and political representation in the Islamic world; and Islam in Europe, the Islam of Europe.

About Author

Gema Martin Munoz is Professor of Sociology of the Arab and Islamic world at Madrid Autonoma University and Director of Maghreb-Middle East at the Centro de Relaciones Internacionales, Madrid.


Introduction: Islam and the west - an international duality, Gema Martin Munoz. Part 1 Relations between Europe and the Muslim world - a reinterpretation: history as an ideology of legitimation - a comparative approach in Islamic and European contexts, Mohammed Arkoun; Europe and the Muslim world in international relations, Miguel Angel Moratinos; the Euro-Mediterranean partnership - a singular approach to a plural mediterranean, Bichara Khader. Part 2 Islam and the west - concepts of civilization: "clash of civilizations" - the relations of the future? Mohammed 'Abed Al-Jabri; cultural dialogue and "Islamic specificity", Maurice Borrmans; clash of civilization? contemporary images of Islam in the west, John L. Esposito; citizenship and human rights in some Muslim states, Ann Elizabeth Mayer. Part 3 The dialectics of reason and faith - secularism and Islamism: Islam and secularism, Ardou Filali-Ansari; relations between Europe and Islamists, Tariq Ramadan; Islamism and some of its perceptions of the west, Mohammed Tozy; techniques and values -contemporary Muslim debates on Islam and democracy, Gudrun Kramer; family restructuring and affirmation of the individual in Muslim countries - the case of Iran, Farba Adlkhan. Part 4 islam in europe, the Islam of Europe: the re-islamization of Muslim immigration in Europe, Jocelyne Cesari; Muslims and European education systems, Jorgen S. Nielsen; isolation or integration? the development towards multicultural societies, Francois Zabbal.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860643415
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781860643415
  • ISBN10: 1860643418

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