Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse

Author: Anastasia Vakulenko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136304584

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Islamic Veiling in Legal Discourse looks at relevant law and surrounding discourses in order to examine the assumptions and limits of the debates around the issue of Islamic veiling that has become so topical in recent years. For some, Islamic veiling indicates a lack of autonomy, the oppression of women and the threat of Islamic radicalism to western secular values. For others, it suggests a positive autonomous choice, a new kind of gender equality and a legitimate exercise of one’s freedom of religion – a treasured right in democratic societies. This book finds that, across seemingly diverse legal and political traditions, a set of discursive frameworks – the preoccupation with autonomy and choice; the imperative of gender equality; and a particular western understanding of religion and religious subjectivity – shape the positions of both proponents and opponents of various restrictions on Islamic veiling. Rather than take a position on one or the other side of the debate, the book focuses on the frameworks themselves, highlighting their limitations

Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism

Author: Max Farrar

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230238742

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 9029

"In recent years the debate on multiculturalism in the UK and other Western societies has focused principally on Islam, and the specific 'problems' said to be posed by Muslims have been invoked to justify the claim that multiculturalism has failed. That claim is opened to scrutiny and challenged in this unique collection through a series of explorations of specific issues and controversies - including the question of the veil, crime, political Islam, the role of Muslim women, sexuality and the Danish cartoons affair - and through more general reflections on the nature of multiculturalism. By exploring the nature of cultural differences and sensitivities and examining the way conflicts have played out, this challenging book makes a wide-ranging contribution to debate and a more constructive inter-cultural engagement. The contributors draw upon the disciplines of social science, ethics, theology, philosophy and education to examine the nature of the issues and flashpoints and to draw out implications for theory, policy and practice." --from back cover.

The Burqa Affair Across Europe

Between Public and Private Space

Author: Dr Alessandro Ferrari,Dr Sabrina Pastorelli

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470679

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 6005

In recent years, the wearing of the full-face veil or burqa/niqab has proved a controversial issue in many multi-cultural European societies. Focussing on the socio-legal and human rights angle, this volume provides a useful comparative perspective on how the issue has been dealt with across a range of European states as well as at European institutional level. In so doing, the work draws a theoretical framework for the place of religion between public and private space. With contributions from leading experts from law, sociology and politics, the book presents a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to one of the most contentious and symbolic issues of recent times.

Die Philosophie der Lehren des Islam

Author: Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3944277058

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 8564

Was will der Islam eigentlich? Diese zentrale Frage wird in diesem Buch beantwortet. Der Autor erklärt, dass es im Islam darum geht, eine unzivilisierte, triebgebundene Stufe der menschlichen Existenz zu überwinden, um nach der Erlangung einer moralischen Lebensweise auf eine Stufe zu gelangen, auf der der Mensch das Ziel seiner eigentlichen Sehnsucht, den Sinn seines Lebens, erreicht: Nur in der Vereinigung mit seinem Schöpfer, in der lebendigen Beziehung zu ihm, nur in einer Existenz, wo Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart, wird der Mensch seinem Anspruch, Mensch zu sein, gerecht und erfährt den Frieden, den er implizit seit jeher sucht. Der Verfasser erörtert, wie der Mensch seinen Schöpfer erreichen kann, legt dar, auf welche Weise Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart und zeigt auf, wie man sich das Leben nach dem Tod vorzustellen hat. Seine Faszination entwickelt dieses Werk auch deshalb, weil sich hier weit weg von irrationalem Dogmatismus Glaube und Vernunft versöhnen.

Die Augsburgische Konfession

Author: Philipp Melanchthon

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842413343

Category:

Page: 84

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518371688

Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung

Page: 266

View: 8332

Das Leben Mohammeds, des arabischen Propheten

Nach dem Englischen des Washington Irving

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842418825

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1875

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veröffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Großteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhältlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bücher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Förderung der Kultur. Sie trägt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten.

Canadian Islamic schools

unravelling the politics of faith, gender, knowledge, and identity

Author: Jasmin Zine

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 369

View: 1974

Based on eighteen months of fieldwork and interviews with forty-nine participants, Canadian Islamic Schools provides significant insight into the role and function that Islamic schools have in Diasporic, Canadian, educational, and gender-related contexts.

Governance der Kreativwirtschaft

Diagnosen und Handlungsoptionen

Author: Bastian Lange,Ares Kalandides,Birgit Stöber,Inga Wellmann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839409969

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 8469

Dieser Band diskutiert aktuelle und zukünftige Steuerungsoptionen der Kreativwirtschaft. Internationale Experten aus Forschung und Praxis stellen das Orientierungswissen zu neuen Institutionen, Wissensmanagement und vernetzten transnationalen Arbeitsformen vor und problematisieren die Frage der Steuerbarkeit dieses aufstrebenden Handlungsfeldes. Erstmalig für den deutschen Sprachraum werden substanzielle, passgenaue und tragfähige Verständnisse und Perspektiven zur Beförderung der Kreativwirtschaft präsentiert, kritisch bewertet sowie in einen übergeordneten fachlichen wie gesellschaftspolitischen Zusammenhang gestellt.

We were eight years in power

Eine amerikanische Tragödie

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259805

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8413

Mit Barack Obama sollte die amerikanische Gesellschaft ihren jahrhundertealten Rassismus überwinden. Am Ende seiner Amtszeit zerschlugen sich die Reste dieser Hoffnung mit der Machtübernahme Donald Trumps, den Ta-Nehisi Coates als "Amerikas ersten weißen Präsidenten" bezeichnet: ein Mann, dessen politische Existenz in der Abgrenzung zu Obama besteht. Coates zeichnet ein bestechend kluges und leidenschaftliches Porträt der Obama-Ära und ihres Vermächtnisses – ein essenzielles Werk zum Verständnis der Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der USA, von einem Autor, dessen eigene Geschichte jener acht Jahre von einem Arbeitsamt in Harlem bis ins Oval Office führte, wo er den Präsidenten interviewte.

The Monks of Tibhirine

Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria

Author: John Kiser

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429997206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8136

"The inspiration for the major motion picture "Of Gods and Men" A true story of Christian love set against political terrorism in contemporary Algeria. In the spring of 1996, militants of the Armed Islamic Group, today affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, broke into a Trappist monastery in war-torn Algeria. Seven monks were taken hostage, pawns in a murky negotiation to free imprisoned terrorists. Two months later, the severed heads of the monks were found in a tree not far from Tibhirine; their bodies were never recovered. The village of Tibhirine had sprung up around the monastery because it was a holy place, protected by the Virgin Mary, who is revered by Christians and Muslims alike. But after 1993, as the Algerian military government's war against Islamic terrorism widened, napalm, helicopters, and gunfire became regular accompaniments to their monastic routine. The harmony between these Christian monks and the Muslim neighbors of Tibhirine contrasts with the fear and distrust among Algerians fighting over power and what it means to be a Muslim. Woven into the story of the kidnapping and the political disintegration of Algeria is a classic account of Christian martyrdom. But these monks were not martyrs to their faith, as preaching Christianity to Muslims is forbidden in Algeria, but rather martyrs to their love of their Muslim neighbors, whom they refuse to desert in their hour of need.

Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion

New Perspectives from Europe and North America

Author: Emma Tarlo,Annelies Moors

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 085785335X

Category: Design

Page: 294

View: 2021

Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion is the first comparative study of this highly topical issue and brings together cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars.

Shirin Neshat

Author: Britta Schmitz,Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart--Berlin,Salzburger Landessammlungen Rupertinum

Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 151

View: 645

Artwork by Shirin Neshat. Edited by Beatrice Stammer, Britta Schmitz.

Guter Moslem, böser Moslem

Amerika und die Wurzeln des Terrors

Author: Mahmood Mamdani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894014759

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 317

View: 8727

"Der in Uganda geborene Sohn indischer Einwanderer, heute Professor an der Columbia Universität in New York, schreibt über religiösen Fundamentalismus und seine politischen Auswirkungen. Er wendet sich gegen die Vorstellung vom "Clash of civilizations" zwischen dem Islam und dem Westen und schildert, wie die "Achse des Bösen" aus den von den US-Amerikanern geförderten antikommunistischen Stellvertreterkriegen nach der Niederlage in Vietnam entstand. In diesem Buch-protegiert von Edward Said-zeigt sich Mamdani als leidenschaftlicher Häretiker."

Inventing the Muslim Cool

Islamic Youth Culture in Western Europe

Author: Maruta Herding

Publisher: Transcript Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 1120

Long description: In the current environment of a growing Muslim presence in Europe, young Muslims have started to develop a subculture of their own. The manifestations reach from religious rap and street wear with Islamic slogans to morally”impeccable“comedy. This form of religiously permissible fun and of youth-compatible worship is actively engaged in shaping the future of Islam in Europe and of Muslim/non-Muslims relations. Based on a vast collection of youth cultural artefacts, participant observations and in-depth interviews in France, Britain and Germany, this book provides a vivid description of Islamic youth culture and explores the reasons why young people develop such a culture.

Islam Evolving

Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West

Author: Taner Edis

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633881903

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 6890

How is Islam adapting to the rapid changes of the 21st century? Despite political unrest and terrorism, the author argues that many Muslim societies are successfully developing their own versions of modern life. In contrast to the secular liberal model that prevails in the West, Islam is demonstrating alternative ways to be modern while maintaining a distinctly Muslim worldview. Professor Edis, an American physicist with a secular viewpoint who was raised in Turkey, is uniquely qualified to evaluate the interplay of modern trends and Islamic values. He devotes separate chapters to prominent examples of what he calls Islam's "pious modernity." For instance, while most Muslim societies embrace the applied sciences and technology, they are cooler toward aspects of science with materialist implications. They are also enthusiastically adopting a market economy and consumerism, while preserving Muslim religious values. Even in such controversial areas as multiculturalism, individual human rights, freedom of speech, and gender roles, the author shows that Muslim societies are drawn toward a flexible conservatism. He critically evaluates attempts to import Western political and cultural notions into Muslim societies and draws interesting parallels between conservative Christian reactions to secular society and similar responses in Islam. This balanced overview of Islam's relationship with the modern world will be of interest to open-minded readers in both the West and the East. From the Hardcover edition.

Muslim and Christian understanding

theory and application of "a common word"

Author: Waleed El-Ansary,David K. Linnan

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 470

"This book explores "A Common Word Between Us and You," a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope's much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities representing well over half of the world's population might agree on love of God and love of neighbor as common beliefs"--