A FUNDAMENTAL FEAR

EUROCENTRISM AND THE EMERGENCE OF ISLAMISM
By (author)BOBBY S. SAYYID

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This is a provocative account of the ways in which Muslim identities have come to play an increasingly political role in recent years. The fear and anxiety aroused by the so-called Islamic threat is not a myth nor is it simply a consequence of terrorism or fundamentalism. Islamism signals the end of the uncontested notion that ‘West is best’. As the author demonstrates, Islamism means having to rethink Western identity and its place in the world, having to come to terms with the idea that the West is just another civilization among many. This study draws upon the full breadth of post-structuralist thought as a means of better understanding Islamism. As such, it is necessary reading for all those who are interested in the Muslim world — in both its state and diasporic forms — as well as academics concerned with questions of ‘race’ and place in a post-structuralist context.
ISBN: 1856494128
Publisher: ZED BOOKS
Subtitle: EUROCENTRISM AND THE EMERGENCE OF ISLAMISM
Author: BOBBY S. SAYYID

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1856494128

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1997

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185

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Bobby S. Sayyid is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester. He has previously taught at the Universities of East London and Salford.

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