Being a Muslim in the World

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2013 - Political Science - 166 pages
What does it mean to be a Muslim - in this world, in this deeply transformative time? Hamid Dabashi suggests that the transition to a changed, post-Western world requires the crafting of a new language of critical conversation with Islam and its cosmopolitan heritage - a language that is tuned to the emerging, not the disappearing, world
 

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Contents

Muslims in the World
1
1 But There Is Neither East nor West
7
2 Breaking the Binary
19
3 The Muslim Cosmopole
42
4 Being a Muslim
83
Rethinking Worldliness
110
6 ReligionQuote Unquote
139
Toward a Hermeneutics of Alterity
158
Index
161
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About the author (2013)

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in the City of New York, US. His most recent publications include Shi'ism: A Religion of Protest (2011), Brown Skin, White Masks (2011), and Corpus Anarchicum: Political Protest, Suicidal Violence, and the Making of the Posthuman Body (2012).