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Jacqueline O'rourke - Representing Jihad - 9781780322629 - V9781780322629
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Representing Jihad

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Description for Representing Jihad Paperback. Argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology, and skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate around the jihadist by offering a comprehensive analysis of Muslim and non-Muslim cultural critics, including Edward Said, Slavoj Zizek, Don DeLillo and Osama bin Laden. Num Pages: 264 pages. BIC Classification: 1FB; HRAM2; HRH; JPWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 137 x 15. Weight in Grams: 332.
The jihad has been at the centre of the West's securitization discourse for more than a decade. Theorists constantly use the jihadist as a discursive tool to further their neoliberal, military and market agendas, perpetuating massive gaps of understanding between 'the West', Muslims and jihadists themselves. They are helped by Muslim interlocutors, who all too often play the role of 'good' Muslims explaining the motifs of the 'bad' Muslims. This timely book argues that Muslim theory and fiction has been significantly commodified to cater to the needs of western ideology. It skillfully critiques the ideological contradictions of the debate ... Read more

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About Jacqueline O'rourke
Jacqueline O’Rourke is an independent research and communications consultant. Since completing her PhD, MA and MEd degrees she has taught at several universities in Canada and in the Middle East, where she has also worked as an adviser. She has published essays and articles of cultural and political analysis and contributed to academic projects, as well as publishing a collection ... Read more

Reviews for Representing Jihad
Jacqueline O'Rourke is showing how the debates around "Islamic radicalization" are revealing both Western and Islamic problematic approaches. She is developing a very thoughtful and interesting double critical analysis. A great, useful and timely book based on very serious and in-depth research.
Tariq Ramadan, author of The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East
A ground-breaking text. ... Read more

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