Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing.

By: Ahmed, RehanaContributor(s): Morey, Peter | Yaqin, AminaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (253 p.)ISBN: 9781136473401Subject(s): American fiction -- Muslim authors -- History and criticism | English fiction -- Muslim authors -- History and criticism | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Islam and culture | Islam and literature | Islam in literature | Muslim authors -- Political and social views | Muslim diaspora | Muslims in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim WritingDDC classification: 823.9209921297 | 823/.9209921297 LOC classification: PR120.M87 C85 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Writing Muslims and the Global State of Exception; PART I: Writing the Self; 2 Bad Faith: The Construction of Muslim Extremism in Ed Husain''s The Islamist; 3 Reason to Believe? Two ''British Muslim'' Memoirs; 4 Voyages Out and In: Two ( British) Arab Muslim Women''s Bildungsromane; PART II Migrant Islam; 5 Infinite Hijra: Migrant Islam, Muslim American Literature and the Anti-Mimesis of The Taqwacores; 6 Muslims as Multicultural Misfits in Nadeem Aslam''s Maps for Lost Lovers
7 ''Sexy Identity-Assertion'': Choosing Between Sacredand Secular Identities in Robin Yassin-Kassab''s The Road from DamascusPART III: (Mis)reading Muslims; 8 Writing Islam in Post-9/11 America: John Updike''s Terrorist; 9 Invading Ideologies and the Politics of Terror: Framing Afghanistan in The Kite Runner; 10 Representation and Realism: Monica Ali''s Brick Lane; PART IV: Culture, Politics and Religion; 11 From ''the Politics of Recognition'' to ''the Policingof Recognition'': Writing Islam in Hanif Kureishi and Mohsin Hamid; 12 Resistance and Religion in the Work of Kamila Shamsie
13 Mourning Becomes Kashmira: Islam, Melancholiaand the Evacuation of Politics in Salman Rushdie''s Shalimar the ClownContributors; Index
Summary: This volume considers literary fiction by Muslim writers, dealing with the interaction of Muslim and non-Muslim cultures and exploring liberal orthodoxies such as secularism and multiculturalism. It covers writers such as Rushdie, Kureishi, Hamid, Aslam and Shamsie in essays by experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures in English.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Writing Muslims and the Global State of Exception; PART I: Writing the Self; 2 Bad Faith: The Construction of Muslim Extremism in Ed Husain''s The Islamist; 3 Reason to Believe? Two ''British Muslim'' Memoirs; 4 Voyages Out and In: Two ( British) Arab Muslim Women''s Bildungsromane; PART II Migrant Islam; 5 Infinite Hijra: Migrant Islam, Muslim American Literature and the Anti-Mimesis of The Taqwacores; 6 Muslims as Multicultural Misfits in Nadeem Aslam''s Maps for Lost Lovers

7 ''Sexy Identity-Assertion'': Choosing Between Sacredand Secular Identities in Robin Yassin-Kassab''s The Road from DamascusPART III: (Mis)reading Muslims; 8 Writing Islam in Post-9/11 America: John Updike''s Terrorist; 9 Invading Ideologies and the Politics of Terror: Framing Afghanistan in The Kite Runner; 10 Representation and Realism: Monica Ali''s Brick Lane; PART IV: Culture, Politics and Religion; 11 From ''the Politics of Recognition'' to ''the Policingof Recognition'': Writing Islam in Hanif Kureishi and Mohsin Hamid; 12 Resistance and Religion in the Work of Kamila Shamsie

13 Mourning Becomes Kashmira: Islam, Melancholiaand the Evacuation of Politics in Salman Rushdie''s Shalimar the ClownContributors; Index

This volume considers literary fiction by Muslim writers, dealing with the interaction of Muslim and non-Muslim cultures and exploring liberal orthodoxies such as secularism and multiculturalism. It covers writers such as Rushdie, Kureishi, Hamid, Aslam and Shamsie in essays by experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures in English.

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Rehana Ahmed is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Teesside, UK.

Peter Morey is Reader in English Literature, School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK.

Amina Yaqin is Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies, Department of South Asia, SOAS, UK.

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