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Cultural Politics (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 (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 (2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... The 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 (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... on the 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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of Muslim Rage .” The Atlantic Monthly , September 266 ( 3 ): 47 – 60 . Lewis Bernard. 2002 . “ Afterword .” In What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East . New York : Harper Collins . Lewis Bernard. 2004 . The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., 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 their venom and revive...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 to understand...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (3): 310–331.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Meanwhile, anthropologist Brinkley Messick (1993) argues that we can find concrete historical parallels between writing and urban form: script made manifest in brick. He examines the history of Islamic architectural inscriptions and their formal parallels in the very “articulation” of urban space. 14...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... where misogyny, homophobia, and Islamism flourish” (6). Amine demonstrates how residents of these suburbs are constructed as threatening—both in terms of violence but also values: communautarisme (tribalism) versus universalism, Islam versus secularism, primitive versus modern. The chapters move...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 79–95.
Published: 01 March 2012
... McDonald's franchise in the Middle East—an infuriating reminder of the fact the Islamic world won't be calling the shots for a long time to come” ( Goldberg 2001 ). 3. “Say (O Prophet): O ye who reject faith! I worship not that which ye worship. Nor worship ye that which I worship. And I shall...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 489–494.
Published: 01 November 2012
... 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, Lebanon, Pakistan, and elsewhere—and then recombining...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 123–132.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 Lebanon-style...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 (monotheism). Bouzid populates his cinema with bastard characters...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 July 2009
... desiring Subject able to pursue and negate any object of desire instantaneously. In both cases, the otherness that motivates and ultimately undermines desire is supposedly overcome. But it is important to recognize that these fantasies of the West's war on terror are mirrored in Islamic Jihad...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 this perspective, terrorism is not simply the work of small-scale fanatical...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 November 2020
... refer positively to Islamic traditions or Iranian nationality or could even be completely abstract, providing the artist has the right manner and behavior. However, if he or she does not fit into these narrow categories, he or she is counted as an outsider. In this case, his or her art becomes a symptom...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 July 2012
... the “war against terror,” as anyone following recent political developments in Nepal and rural India can attest. We should remind ourselves that it is not only Islam-centered area studies that are in the business of studying, documenting, and ferreting out “fundamentalists” real and imagined. In an essay...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 July 2005
... 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 migrate, but he...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 302–313.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the fifteenth century) is an illustrated epic poem written in Farsi, blending historical and mythological narratives about the invasions of the Persian Empire. I examine the mythologies around “holy wars,” including the Crusades, and I draw specifically on ideas around the cult of martyrdom in Shia Islam...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 326–347.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., for instance, be mobilized unproblematically in support of other acts of destruction of cultural artifacts, such as those performed by the Nazi regime in the 1930s or, recently, by the Islamic State. Although a quick comparison is problematic, one important difference is that in these instances it is not so...
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