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The Resource Suicide bombers : Allah's new martyrs, Farhad Khosrokhavar ; translated by David Macey

Suicide bombers : Allah's new martyrs, Farhad Khosrokhavar ; translated by David Macey

Label
Suicide bombers : Allah's new martyrs
Title
Suicide bombers
Title remainder
Allah's new martyrs
Statement of responsibility
Farhad Khosrokhavar ; translated by David Macey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In the West, the suicide bomber has become a familiar image in newspapers and on television. In Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and elsewhere, the results of suicide bombing have been devastating. What drives young men and women to become suicide bombers? This is not a question that is often addressed. This remarkable book provides some of the answers, and explores how the suicide bomber relates to the concept of the martyr in fundamentalist Islam. Farhad Khosrokhavar contrasts it with the idea of the martyr in Christianity. Most importantly, he offers a clear insight into the different ways in which the concept is viewed within Islam, including divisions within Islamic fundamentalist groups, which change according to the political situation of the country in which they are based. Drawing on extensive interviews with jailed Islamist militants, Farhad Khosrokhavar examines differing attitudes towards the 'sacred death' in various Islamic countries, including Iran, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. He also investigates transnational networks such as Al-Qaeda, offering portraits of various prisoners who belong to the group. Farhad Khosrokhavar distinguishes between two types of martyr: those from the developing world, who are excluded from what modernity has to offer; and the minority who live at the heart of the Western world -- a mainly middle-class diaspora from the Middle East and the Maghreb who are at ease with several cultural codes, but whose experience of the West is still marked by racism and discrimination. -- Publisher description
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Khosrokhavar, Farhad
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Macey, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martyrdom
  • Terrorism
  • Suicide
  • Suicide bombers
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Homicide
  • Suicides
  • Islam
  • Terrorisme
  • Analyse comparative
  • Martyrdom
  • Suicide bombers
  • Terrorism
  • Martelaren
  • Politiek geweld
  • Vergelijkend onderzoek
  • Zelfmoordaanslagen
  • Islam
  • Selbstmordattentat
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Selbstmord
  • Martyrium
  • Islamischer Fundamentalismus
  • Selbstmord
Target audience
specialized
Label
Suicide bombers : Allah's new martyrs, Farhad Khosrokhavar ; translated by David Macey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two forms of martyrdom ---- 1. Islam --- Jihad: Holy War --- Martyrdom in Islam --- The difficult secularisation of religion --- Reinterpretations of martyrdom and Jihad --- The paradoxical individualisation of religious discourse --- Martyropathy --- Death and fear of dying ---- 2. The impossible national community --- Martyrdom in Iran --- Martyrdom in Palestine --- Lebanon: between martyrdom and absurdity ---- 3. The transnational Neo-umma: al-Qaeda's martyrs --- Diasporic Ummas --- Forms of humiliation --- A new self-consciousness --- The world metropolis --- Organisational forms --- Different types of actor --- The new middle-class diaspora --- The case of Britain --- The case of America --- Jihadist families --- Converts --- The exclusion of women --- The new globalised imaginary ---- Conclusion
Control code
ocn666933098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611750589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pt95
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666933098
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Suicide bombers : Allah's new martyrs, Farhad Khosrokhavar ; translated by David Macey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-254) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Two forms of martyrdom ---- 1. Islam --- Jihad: Holy War --- Martyrdom in Islam --- The difficult secularisation of religion --- Reinterpretations of martyrdom and Jihad --- The paradoxical individualisation of religious discourse --- Martyropathy --- Death and fear of dying ---- 2. The impossible national community --- Martyrdom in Iran --- Martyrdom in Palestine --- Lebanon: between martyrdom and absurdity ---- 3. The transnational Neo-umma: al-Qaeda's martyrs --- Diasporic Ummas --- Forms of humiliation --- A new self-consciousness --- The world metropolis --- Organisational forms --- Different types of actor --- The new middle-class diaspora --- The case of Britain --- The case of America --- Jihadist families --- Converts --- The exclusion of women --- The new globalised imaginary ---- Conclusion
Control code
ocn666933098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611750589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pt95
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666933098
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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