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Muslim Spaces of Hope free pdf Debates about contemporary Islam and Muslims in the West have taken some negative turns in the depressing atmosphere of the war on terror and its aftermath. "Muslim Spaces of Hope" argues that we have been too preoccupied with problems, not enough with solutions. It acknowledges but challenges what has come to be viewed as the 'Islamic problem' - the widespread perception or construction of Muslims as a troubled and troublesome minority - by asking what Muslims have to be hopeful about today, and how others might share this hope. It argues that there are grounds for hope in many areas of everyday life, and challenges many of the assumptions and assertions that have been made about Muslims in the West. The increased scrutiny of Muslim identities has taken place in the context of a more general recasting of racial ideas and racism, while the targeting of Muslims has been associated with new forms of an older phenomenon: imperialism. New divisions between Muslims and others echo colonial ideas of black and white, colonised and coloniser, within practices of divide and rule. "Muslim Spaces of Hope" speaks to others who have been marginalised and colonised, and to wider debates about social difference, oppression and liberation.

About Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips teaches postcolonial criticism and cultural geography at the University of Liverpool, where he is Reader in Geography. His publications include Mapping Men and Empire: A Geography of Adventure (Routledge 1997), Sex, Politics and Empire: A Postcolonial Geography (Manchester UP 2006), and the co-edited Decentring Sexualities: Politics and Representations Beyond the Metropolis (Routledge 2000). He is also the author of a series of articles for journals and magazines ranging from the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography, to Race

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Author : Richard Phillips
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 12 November 2009
ISBN : 1848133022
EAN : 9781848133020
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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