Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts

Editors: Siavash Saffari, Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, Evelyn Hamdon
Cambridge Scholars Publishing 
ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7317-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7317-9
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Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts

Book Description:
By focusing on colonial histories and legacies, this edited volume breaks new ground in studying modernity in Islamicate contexts. From a range of disciplinary perspectives, the authors probe ‘colonial modernity’ as a condition whose introduction into Islamicate contexts was facilitated historically by European encroachment into South Asia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. They also analyze the various modes through which, in Europe itself, and in North America by extension, people from Islamicate contexts have been, and continue to be, otherized in the constitution and advancement of the project of modernity. The book further brings to light a multiplicity of social, political, cultural, and aesthetic modes of resistance aimed at subverting and unsettling colonial modernity in both Muslim-majority and diasporic contexts.

Praise for the Book:
“This rich and reflexive edited collection challenges us to think through the workings of colonial modernity in Islamicate contexts, in the historical and the present times of accelerating asymmetrical globalization. Using a wide range of critical and interdisciplinary perspectives, the authors offer sophisticated and refreshingly engaged discussions on a plurality of socio-political and epistemological modes for creative dialogue with counter-discourses on alternative modernities. Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts is a remarkably coherent, thought-provoking and committed work of scholarship.”
Parin Dossa, Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University and author of  Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds: Storied Lives of Immigrant Muslim Women (2009)


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