The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

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Pluto Press, 2011 - Cold War - 252 pages
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"The state of Islam tells the story of Pakistan through the lens of the Cold War, and more recently, the War on Terror, to shed light on the domestic and international processes behind the rise of militant Islam. Unlike existing scholarship on nationalism, Islam and the state of Pakistan, which tends to privilege events in a narrowly-defined ''political' realm, Saadia Toor highlights the significance of cultural politics in Pakistan from its origins to the contemporary period. This extra dimension allows Too to explain how the struggle between Marxists and liberal nationalists was influenced and eventually engulfed by the agenda of the religious right." -- [P] 4 of cover.

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Saadia Toor is originally from Pakistan and is currently Assistant Professor in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Social Work at CUNY.

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