Good muslim, bad muslim (Heftet)

America, the cold war, and the roots of terror


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Forlag: Three Leaves Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780385515375
Kategori: Debatt og samfunn
Omtale Good muslim, bad muslim
In this look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen? Mamdani dispels the idea of "good" (secular, westernized) and "bad" (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities. This book argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America's embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam

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