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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
...M. A. R. Habib One of the central concerns of Islamic scholars today is the need to engage in a rereading of the various “texts” that form the core of Islamic doctrine and practice: the Qur'an; the Sunna, or example of the prophet Muhammad; the hadith , or sayings of the prophet; the tradition of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Aamir R. Mufti This essay argues that the “postsecular” tendency in contemporary humanities and social sciences relies disproportionately on contemporary political Islam to make its case for a “return of religion.” Furthermore, postsecularism generates a highly misleading view of political Islam as...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 153–160.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Michael Fishbein Sidney H. Griffith’s recent book, The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the “People of the Book” in the Language of Islam , discusses how the Bible was translated into Arabic, the language of Islam, but increasingly the vernacular of Jewish and Christian communities in the Middle...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 71–98.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Susan Buck-Morss This essay criticizes Ahmet Davutoğlu’s proposal that Islamic civilization complete the “unfinished project of modernity” (Jürgen Habermas), by challenging the concept of civilization itself. As scholars in multiple disciplines have demonstrated, civilizations are hybrid...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
...David Fieni Examining the work of Ernest Renan in relation to thinkers confessing Arab and Islamic affiliations in the Ottoman fin de siècle allows us to understand how Orientalist scholarship has used decadence as the figure through which its positivist scientific claims were redistributed as...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., but came to represent a more moderate and democratic form of political Islam under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This party, in power for the last twelve years, is beginning to show strong signs of establishing a majoritarian-authoritarian regime, a gain lacking in democracy. This is the new...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2004) 31 (2): 113–148.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Ronald A.T. Judy Ronald A.T. Judy 2004 Sayyid Qutb’s fiqh al-waqi i, or New Realist Science Ronald A.T. Judy No reader of al- Adāla al-ijtimya fi l-Islām (Social Justice in Islam) can help but remark the pronounced way in which...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 1–17.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Critique of Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Project of Islamic Modernity.” Ahmet Davu- toğlu, minister of foreign affairs when the article was written, just recently has been elevated to the post of prime minister of the Republic of Turkey. He is a politician with academic credentials. He holds a PhD in political...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 155–189.
Published: 01 February 2013
... we feminist internationalists strain. I am thinking now of the worldwide group called Women Living under Islamic Law, extending all the way from North Africa to Indonesia with members from immigrant communities in the First World. These feminist inter- nationalists must...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 179–201.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- cifically, the variety that attacks Islam), is critical of “neoliberal economics,” and is nostalgic for “the authentic Welfare State.”7 For Žižek, this position is “wrong”; he even calls it “moronic.” Focusing on only the last aspect of this characterization—­I will come back to the others below—he­...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 24–25.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... But for me, the peak of this instrumentalization saw a figure of Islamism in Tunisia, someone who did so much to divide the country and erode its modernity and freedoms before and after the revolution, dubbed “the closest thing to an Islamic Nelson Mandela.” Aside from the absurdity of the...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2005) 32 (1): 95–115.
Published: 01 February 2005
... York: Oxford University Press, 2002); David Frum and Richard Perle, An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Ter- Abrahamian / Neocons and Their Nemeses in Iran 97 In reference to Iran, the neoconservatives describe the Islamic Republic as ‘‘nightmarish ‘‘fanatical...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 227–230.
Published: 01 May 2010
... © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Books Received Aghacy, Samira. Masculine Identity in the Fiction of the Arab East Since 1967. Gen- der, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2009. Ahmad, Irfan. Islamism and Democracy in India: The...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 267–268.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of Islam in modernity, early modern English literature—especially the literature of religious strife—and the history of twentieth-century­ criticism. She has taught at the Univer- sity of Michigan and at Williams College. She is completing a manuscript titled Islam and the Postcolonial...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., and the cultural exceptionalism that equates the return of the religious with one particular faith, in most cases, Islam. The resurgence of theology as an instrument of social regulation is evident in postcolonial, postsocialist, and post-­Keynesian contexts alike, with relative indifference to...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- tive, dialogic introduction to the issue and the concerns and perspectives presented here. In my contribution to Part 1, I outline what I take to be the internal incoherence of the concept and argue that postsecular tendencies rely dis- proportionately on contemporary political Islam, and...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 233–235.
Published: 01 May 2009
... was submitted. Ellen McLarney is an assistant professor in the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department at Duke University. Her current research is on feminist theologies of the Islamic revival in Egypt. She focuses on how women’s emancipation is configured in religious terms, on how...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 35–59.
Published: 01 August 2006
... the United States more rather than less vulnerable to terrorist assault at home. Accordingly, the invocation of ideology in the Fort Bragg speech was meant to provide a bridge connecting terrorism in general—it must be noted that in that speech Bush never uses the designator Islamist or Islamic...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2016) 43 (3): 221–249.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... —Congress of the Peoples of the East, Manifesto to the Peoples of the East (1920) The translation of Marxism-Leninism­ on the Soviet periphery gen- erated a paradox—Muslim communism. This notion was paradoxical not because it proposed an encounter between communism and Islam but...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 217–218.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Univer- sity Press, 2011. Rana, Junaid. Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora. Dur- ham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. Ricci, Ronit. Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press...