Orientalists, Islamists, and the Global Public Sphere: A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam

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Jung (contemporary Middle East studies, U. of Southern Denmark) investigates why so many Muslims and non-Muslims continue to represent Islam in the holistic terms of an all-encompassing socio-religious system despite all empirical evidence to the contrary. He discusses the essentialist image of Islam; Edward Said's Orientalism and his critics; observing multiple modernities; modern Europe between positivism and Christian apology; the formation of Islamic studies; and orientalist constructions, Islamic reform, and Islamist revolution.

Author: Dietrich Jung
Publisher: Equinox
ISBN-13: 978-1845539009
Paperback: 323 pages