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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
... properties whereby religious movements are articulated. © 2008 Duke University Press 2008 Ahmed Deedat and the Form of Islamic Evangelism Brian Larkin A presumption guiding this analysis is that religious movements are con- stituted through communicative acts — practices of mediation...
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Social Text (1 June 2006) 24 (2 (87)): 67–88.
Published: 01 June 2006
... to battle Franco’s fascist forces in the Spanish civil war, most were galvanized not only by socialist and anti-imperial ideals but also by a Pan-Africanist consciousness that prized Islamic Spain as a glorious era when African civilization extended into Europe. Inspired by Spain’s Moorish...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2000
... républicaine, 1870-1914 . Toulouse:Editions Privat. Asad, Talal. 1993 . Genealogies of religion:Discipline and reasons of power in Christianity and Islam . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Assouline, Florence. 1995 . Les Beurs seuls, faceà l'islamisme. L'Evênement du Jeudi ,21-27...
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Social Text (1 December 2002) 20 (4 (73)): 1–18.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Timothy Mitchell Duke University Press 2002 McJihad ISLAM IN THE U.S. GLOBAL ORDER On 3 February 1997, a delegation of the Taliban government of Afghan- Timothy istan visited Washington, D.C. Ten days earlier Taliban forces had won...
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Social Text (1 September 2011) 29 (3 (108)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kamran Asdar Ali In contrast to various dominant representational themes through which Pakistan's history is rendered intelligible to many (Islam, Muslim nationalism), this essay particularly focuses on a debate surrounding the question of morality (“pure or perverse literature”) connected to short...
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Social Text (1 September 2012) 30 (3 (112)): 27–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
... popular solidarity with Palestine. Far from constituting a manifesto for pan-Arab or pan-Islamic solidarity along identitarian lines, Kateb’s play gives shape to a postcolonial imaginary of emancipation that foreshadows ongoing prodemocracy struggles. Yet it also reactivates anticolonial discourse...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2008
... presencing God, as a pedagogical mode of intervention in everyday Christian behavior, as a way of branding community identity, as a material counter to Islam's national and international visibility, and—one suspects—as a kind of huge amulet aimed at warding off the Muslim other. They are also part of a...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Charles Hirschkind The great attention given to death and the afterlife within the popular media of the Islamic movement is a sign for many in the West of a diseased Muslim culture, one preoccupied with violence and destruction, and inexorably epitomized in the figure of the suicide bomber. In this...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of one year to contest the legitimacy of Israeli colonialism and demand their return. The deportation—meant to incapacitate Islamic militant resistance to the US-brokered peace process between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization—paradoxically provided the conditions of possibility for...
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Social Text (1 March 2019) 37 (1 (138)): 51–84.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., including Islam. As recent scholars observe, these truths about black religion, language, and music continue to be sung, in the poetry of the black arts movement, in hip-hop’s “Nation conscious wisdom,” and beyond. Figure 1 Baldwin in front of Muhammad’s Mosque no. 34 in Durham, North Carolina, now...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 29–45.
Published: 01 September 2000
... ideas of this essay to all Islamicate societies. One of the problems with current dis- cussions of Islam and feminism is ahistorical generalizations. These gen- eralizations screen away vast historical and contemporary differences among countries as...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 79–99.
Published: 01 September 2002
... slaves. You do not bother oppressing those who are already docile and powerless. You only veil and stone and murder people you fear for the power they have. Women in countries throughout the Muslim world have been sorting out their own democratic conception of Islam for decades. Their effect has not...
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Social Text (1 June 2003) 21 (2 (75)): 125–140.
Published: 01 June 2003
... conversation about why some Muslims— relatively few to be sure—hate the United States enough to kill them- selves to harm our country and its people. Instead, September 11 further consolidated an understanding of the world drawing sharp oppositions between “us” and “them,” and positing Islam as the “new...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 149–175.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Islam, of socialist internationalism and Islamic internationalism, of colonialism and anticolonialism, of war and crime, of spectacular power and terrorist violence. It takes off from Wal- ter Benjamin’s notion that the task of radical historiography cannot be reduced to a recounting of events in...
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Social Text (1 September 2002) 20 (3 (72)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2002
... nationalism, recruiting fundamentalist allies among the Muslim Brothers in Egypt against Nasser, using the Jamat-i-Islam against Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, and encouraging bin Laden against the secular communist Muhamed Najibullah in...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): np.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Christianity in Postconflict Ambon Patricia Spyer 11 Cultures of Death: Media, Religion, Bioethics  •  Charles Hirschkind 39 Goose Bumps All Over: Breath, Media, and Tremor Maria José A. de Abreu 59 Enemy Voice  •  Jonathan Sterne 79 Ahmed Deedat and the Form of Islamic Evangelism...
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Social Text (1 December 2000) 18 (4 (65)): np.
Published: 01 December 2000
... (Verso, 1997). Paul A. Silverstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Reed College. He is currently completing a manuscript entitled “Trans-Politics: Islam, Berberity, and the French Nation-State.” ...
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Social Text (1 June 2009) 27 (2 (99)): 105–131.
Published: 01 June 2009
... narrative. The most widely consumed examples of the “oppressed Muslim woman” genre take place in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. (One can note a singular lack of interest on the part of the American reading public regarding Islam outside the Middle East and Central Asia, or the...
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Social Text (1 December 2012) 30 (4 (113)): 25–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... — DJ Kool Herc Although it is not so farfetched to imagine that rap music could have originated in Arab culture (given that Islamic and pre-­Islamic Arab cul- ture boasts a robust poetic and oral tradition, not to mention that Arabic is traditionally a suitable vehicle for the composition of...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 111–138.
Published: 01 December 2016
... people to death so that we create a terror-industrial complex. 1 The scene Powell portrays situates mainstream American Christianity with an assumed other of Hinduism, and a notable avoidance of any direct reference to Islam, with a now familiar exhortation of the exceptionalism of the United States...