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The Resource At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament, Sadia Abbas

At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament, Sadia Abbas

Label
At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament
Title
At freedom's limit
Title remainder
Islam and the postcolonial predicament
Statement of responsibility
Sadia Abbas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The subject of this book is a new "Islam." This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was consolidated in the period following September 11, 2001. It is a name, a discursive site, a signifier at once flexible and constrained--indeed, it is a geopolitical agon, in and around which some of the most pressing aporias of modernity, enlightenment, liberalism, and reformation are worked out. At this discursive site are many metonyms for Islam: the veiled or "pious" Muslim woman, the militant, the minority Muslim injured by Western free speech. Each of these figures functions as a cipher enabling repeated encounters with the question "How do we free ourselves from freedom?" Again and again, freedom is imagined as Western, modern, imperial--a dark imposition of Enlightenment. The pious and injured Muslim who desires his or her own enslavement is imagined as freedom's other. At Freedom's Limit is an intervention into current debates regarding religion, secularism, and Islam and provides a deep critique of the anthropology and sociology of Islam that have consolidated this formation. It shows that, even as this Islam gains increasing traction in cultural production from television shows to movies to novels, the most intricate contestations of Islam so construed are to be found in the work of Muslim writers and painters. This book includes extended readings of jihadist proclamations; postcolonial law; responses to law from minorities in Muslim-majority societies; Islamophobic films; the novels of Leila Aboulela, Mohammed Hanif, and Nadeem Aslam; and the paintings of Komail Aijazuddin"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbas, Sadia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • ART
  • RELIGION
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Moderne
Label
At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament, Sadia Abbas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Argument -- 2. The Maintenance of Innocence -- 3. The Echo-Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency -- 4. Religion and the Novel: A Case Study -- 5. How Injury Travels -- 6. Cold War Baroque: Saints and Icons -- 7. Theologies of Love
Control code
ocn892696479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823252978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jd3r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892696479
Label
At freedom's limit : Islam and the postcolonial predicament, Sadia Abbas
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Argument -- 2. The Maintenance of Innocence -- 3. The Echo-Chamber of Freedom: The Muslim Woman and the Pretext of Agency -- 4. Religion and the Novel: A Case Study -- 5. How Injury Travels -- 6. Cold War Baroque: Saints and Icons -- 7. Theologies of Love
Control code
ocn892696479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823252978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132jd3r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892696479

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