Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report (Merip Reader)

  • Publish Date: 1996-11-18
  • Binding: Paperback

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The essays and case studies collected herefeaturing some of the best material from Middle East Report over the past decade as well as much original materialchallenge the facile generalizations about what Western media and political establishments usually call Islamic fundamentalism. The authors demonstrate the complexity of these movements and offer complementary and contrasting interpretations of their origins and significance. The material included covers a broad range of themesincluding democracy and civil society, gender relations and popular cultureas they have emerged in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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