Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report
Joel Beinin, Joe Stork
University of California Press, 1997 - History - 395 pages
The essays and case studies collected here--featuring some of the best material from Middle East Report over the past decade as well as much original material--challenge the facile generalizations about what Western media and political establishments usually call "Islamic fundamentalism." The authors demonstrate the complexity of these movements and offer complementary and contrasting interpretations of their origins and significance. The material included covers a broad range of themes--including democracy and civil society, gender relations and popular culture--as they have emerged in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
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Introduction to Part
Gender and Civil Society
Islamist Notions of Democracy
Introduction to Part
Is Iran an Islamic State?
Hizb Allah and the Lebanese State
The Resurgence of Islam and the Welfare Party
Is There an Islamic Economics?
The Women of Sudans National Islamic Front
Introduction to Part Four
Introduction to Part Five
Silencing Is at the Heart of My Case
Roots of the Shii Movement in Lebanon
How Can a Muslim Live in This Era?
The Political Economy
Introduction to Part Three
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