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The Resource Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing, edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin

Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing, edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin

Label
Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing
Title
Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie. This collection reflects the variety of those fictions. Experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures address the nature of Muslim identity: its response to political realignments since the 1980s, its tensions between religious and secular models of citizenship, and its manifestation of these tensions as conflict between generations. In considering the perceptions of Muslims, contributors also explore the roles of immigration, class, gender, and national identity, as well as the impact of 9/11. This volume includes essays on contemporary fiction by writers of Muslim origin and non-Muslims writing about Muslims. It aims to push beyond the habitual populist 'framing' of Muslims as strangers or interlopers whose ways and beliefs are at odds with those of modernity, exposing the hide-bound, conservative assumptions that underpin such perspectives. While returning to themes that are of particular significance to diasporic Muslim cultures, such as secularism, modernity, multiculturalism and citizenship, the essays reveal that 'Muslim writing' grapples with the same big questions as serve to exercise all writers and intellectuals at the present time: How does one reconcile the impulses of the individual with the requirements of community? How can one 'belong' in the modern world? What is the role of art in making sense of chaotic contemporary experience?
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.9209921297
Index
index present
LC call number
PR120.M87
LC item number
C85 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ahmed, Rehana
  • Morey, Peter
  • Yaqin, Amina
Series statement
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Islam in literature
  • Muslims in literature
  • Muslim authors
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Islam and culture
  • Muslim diaspora
  • Islam and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Islam and culture
  • Islam and literature
  • Islam in literature
  • Muslim diaspora
  • Muslims in literature
Label
Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing, edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing Muslims and the global state of exception / Stephen Morton -- Writing the self. Bad faith : the construction of Muslim extremism in Ed Husain's The Islamist / Anshuman A. Mondal -- Reason to believe? two "British Muslim" memoirs / Rehana Ahmed -- Voyages out and in : two (British) Arab Muslim women's bildungsromane / Lindsey Moore -- Migrant Islam. Infinite hijra : migrant Islam, Muslim American literature, and the anti-mimesis of The Taqwacores / Salah D. Hassan -- Muslims as multicultural misfits in Nadeem Aslam's Maps for lost lovers / Amina Yaqin -- "Sexy identity-assertion" : choosing between sacred and secular identities in Robin Yassin-Kassab's The road from Damascus / Claire Chambers -- (Mis)reading Muslims. Writing Islam in post-9/11 America : John Updike's Terrorist / Anna Hartnell -- Invading ideologies and the politics of terror : framing Afghanistan in The kite runner / Kristy Butler -- Representation and realism : Monica Ali's Brick Lane / Sara Upstone -- Culture, politics, and religion. -- From "the politics of recognition" to "the policing of recognition" : writing Islam in Hanif Kureishi and Mohsin Hamid / Bart Moore-Gilbert -- Resistance and religion in the work of Kamila Shamsie / Ruvani Ranasinha -- Mourning becomes Kashmira : Islam, melancholia, and the evacuation of politics in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the clown / Peter Morey
Control code
810087449
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 241 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203129623
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810087449
Label
Culture, diaspora, and modernity in Muslim writing, edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing Muslims and the global state of exception / Stephen Morton -- Writing the self. Bad faith : the construction of Muslim extremism in Ed Husain's The Islamist / Anshuman A. Mondal -- Reason to believe? two "British Muslim" memoirs / Rehana Ahmed -- Voyages out and in : two (British) Arab Muslim women's bildungsromane / Lindsey Moore -- Migrant Islam. Infinite hijra : migrant Islam, Muslim American literature, and the anti-mimesis of The Taqwacores / Salah D. Hassan -- Muslims as multicultural misfits in Nadeem Aslam's Maps for lost lovers / Amina Yaqin -- "Sexy identity-assertion" : choosing between sacred and secular identities in Robin Yassin-Kassab's The road from Damascus / Claire Chambers -- (Mis)reading Muslims. Writing Islam in post-9/11 America : John Updike's Terrorist / Anna Hartnell -- Invading ideologies and the politics of terror : framing Afghanistan in The kite runner / Kristy Butler -- Representation and realism : Monica Ali's Brick Lane / Sara Upstone -- Culture, politics, and religion. -- From "the politics of recognition" to "the policing of recognition" : writing Islam in Hanif Kureishi and Mohsin Hamid / Bart Moore-Gilbert -- Resistance and religion in the work of Kamila Shamsie / Ruvani Ranasinha -- Mourning becomes Kashmira : Islam, melancholia, and the evacuation of politics in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the clown / Peter Morey
Control code
810087449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203129623
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810087449

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