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Cultural Politics (1 November 2009) 5 (3): 277–298.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Nilüfer Göle This article focuses on the ways in which the European aesthetic realm becomes a battleground of intercultural and intercivilizational conflicts as well as a domain of borrowings and mixings between “native” and “Islamic” values, thereby creating a transnational public sphere. Through...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 183–200.
Published: 01 July 2008
... suicide?” and “the collapse of what?” appear unmistakably straightforward. Nineteen Islamic suicide bombers turned their deaths into weapons, causing the collapse of the World Trade Center. However, taking a broader perspective, it is much less clear who committed suicide and what collapsed on September...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
... study breaks with a tendency of US and other Western media that associate terrorism with al-Qaeda and Islamic jihad and argues that there are many branches of domestic terrorism and eruptions of societal violence, two examples of which I explore in this study. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... transatlantic world edge where Christian and Islamic mores interact, fuse, and clash. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 orientalism conversion contact zones Beat literature Paul Bowles Jack Kerouac Not all the ravages caused by our merciless age are tangible ones. The subtler forms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
...” because the Zionist modernist image of “Making the Desert Bloom” turned into an image of contested space and dispossessed Palestinians. The price to maintain this delusion of empire is paid by “actual bodies, actual death and despair” (p. 130). In chapter five, the authors explore political Islamism...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... defeat of one or even a whole number of nation states or countries. Though the US rushed into war as if that were the solution, the problem or problems motivating the attack on 9/11 have never been clearly diagnosed. No one doubts there is Islamic terrorism. The difficulty lies in explaining its...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... intolerance. Bassam Tibi, January 10, 2007 Boston Globe , A5 a misled and foul group, which has misinterpreted and manipulated the values of the revered religion . . . has adopted a takfiri path, which allowed for ... killing... This ... provided a dangerous opening to opponents [of Islam] to spread...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... imminent threat and preemption to their own advantage. The threats to Syria, according to the regime, are many – a possible US and/or Israeli invasion and occupation, the growing influence of political Islam, and the possibility that simmering ethnic and tribal divisions could erupt into civil war, Iraq or...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... resulting series, titled R&R(…&R) , tweaked the military abbreviation for “rest and relaxation,” converting it to words like “regret” and “regenerate.” I constructed these works by first digitally manipulating found photographs of devastation from across the former Islamic empire—Afghanistan, Iraq...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... previously mentioned chimp gases out the phrase “Only a Muslim could have imagined history as a continuous collective movement, a real inevitable development in time.” This phrase is drawn from Muhammad Iqbal , who was both a student at the University of Cambridge and a founding father of the Islamic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
... materiality urbanization writing Over sixty-five hundred years ago, not far from where the radicals of Islamic State recently bulldozed ancient mud-brick temples and shrines, sledge-hammering stone statues, burning haram (un-Islamic) manuscripts, and smuggling clay cuneiform tablets and mosaics for...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
..., Bourguiba saw himself as the product of a genealogical desert or patrilineal void. Like the nonpaternal God of Islam, Bourguiba abolished his genealogical descent, yet, unlike him, he retained the procreative prerogatives worthy of the mythical founders of origin such as Adam (mankind) and Abraham...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2005
...). He makes no mention of the specificities of gender and sexuality among Islamic peoples, nor of key points of intersection between them and the metropolitan sex/gender system. Without September 11 th and the extreme US response, Binnie is able to show something of what is at stake for people who...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... issues that are relevant to any understanding of peace and conflict in the region today. For instance we could use Mouffe’s argument to interpret events such as the 7/7 bombings in London as the reactions of Islamic fundamentalists to the globalizing advance of Western, liberal democracy. From...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... to recognize that these fantasies of the West's war on terror are mirrored in Islamic Jihad by, on the one hand, obedience to the will of Allah, as all-knowing and all-seeing, and, on the other, by the deployment of the semiautonomous, networked fighting cell. It is not necessarily a problem that...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 283–306.
Published: 01 July 2012
... major religions (Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism). Furthermore, Conceive serves three distinct patient populations: (1) local infertile Emirati couples, (2) a large expatriate community living in the UAE, and (3) many reproductive “tourists” coming from abroad, including other parts of the Middle East...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... : Your interpretation of terrorism, which you refuse to see as an immoral act, is rather iconoclastic. J.B. : Either we analyze terrorism as a sort of power of evil originating elsewhere – in the depths of Islam, for example – and explanation gives way to value judgment, or we look beyond good and...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2015
... extensively into the steppes opened up by horses and the deserts traversed by the camels of Islamic jihads. Precisely this nomadic space had to be conquered, subjected, and fortified by the new empires of Alexander and his Roman heirs. The Diadochi no longer put their trust in horses but in outsized war...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2015) 11 (3): 412–416.
Published: 01 November 2015
... polymorphous configuration in the historical and cultural imaginary of southern Morocco. While attending to the classical conceptualization of fitna in Arab Islamic history and culture as referring both to political schism and sensual temptation, Pandolfo’s Impasse of the Angels: Scenes from a Moroccan...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 383–388.
Published: 01 November 2010
... video game: A dark unholy union headed, it appears, by Jünger, Foucault, and Osama bin Laden, and made up of the conservative revolutionaries of the Weimar Republic, French existentialists, Ivy league post-structuralists, undefined postmodernists, and Islamic terrorists, faces off against the besieged...