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The Resource Varieties of Muslim experience : encounters with Arab political and cultural life, Lawrence Rosen

Varieties of Muslim experience : encounters with Arab political and cultural life, Lawrence Rosen

Label
Varieties of Muslim experience : encounters with Arab political and cultural life
Title
Varieties of Muslim experience
Title remainder
encounters with Arab political and cultural life
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Rosen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Varieties of Muslim Experience, anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist might be attracted to fundamentalism, and why the Prophet must be protected from blasphemous cartoons. What connects these disparate features of Arab social, political, and cultural life? Rosen argues that the common thread is the importance Arabs place on the negotiation of interpersonal relationships - a link that helps to explain actions as seemingly unfathomable as suicide bombing and as elusive as Quranic interpretation. Rosen's book is crucial for anyone interested in better understanding the Arab world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Lawrence
Dewey number
909/.0974927083
Index
index present
LC call number
DS36.88
LC item number
.R67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Arab countries
  • Arab countries
Label
Varieties of Muslim experience : encounters with Arab political and cultural life, Lawrence Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096428454
  • 31223096428462
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction : presenting and re-presenting Islam -- Just and not just -- Junk democracy : Middle East meets Middle America -- What (if anything) went wrong? personalism, institutions, and the unfractionated self -- Why do Arab terrorists kill themselves? -- On the meaning of ownership : the problematic of property in Moroccan culture -- Islamic concepts of justice -- Readings and re-readings -- Reading the Quran through Western eyes -- Why portraits hold no meaning for Arabs -- Protecting the Prophet : understanding Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoon controversy -- Theorizing from within : Ibn Khaldun and the understanding of Arab political culture -- Representatives and representations -- Knowledge forms : scientists as fundamentalists -- Expecting the unexpected : cultural components of Arab governance -- Power and culture in the acceptance of "universal" human rights -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9780226726168
Lccn
2007035706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 168718927
  • (OCoLC)168718927
Label
Varieties of Muslim experience : encounters with Arab political and cultural life, Lawrence Rosen
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223096428454
  • 31223096428462
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction : presenting and re-presenting Islam -- Just and not just -- Junk democracy : Middle East meets Middle America -- What (if anything) went wrong? personalism, institutions, and the unfractionated self -- Why do Arab terrorists kill themselves? -- On the meaning of ownership : the problematic of property in Moroccan culture -- Islamic concepts of justice -- Readings and re-readings -- Reading the Quran through Western eyes -- Why portraits hold no meaning for Arabs -- Protecting the Prophet : understanding Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoon controversy -- Theorizing from within : Ibn Khaldun and the understanding of Arab political culture -- Representatives and representations -- Knowledge forms : scientists as fundamentalists -- Expecting the unexpected : cultural components of Arab governance -- Power and culture in the acceptance of "universal" human rights -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 268 p.
Isbn
9780226726168
Lccn
2007035706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 168718927
  • (OCoLC)168718927

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