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Islam After Communism

Author : Adeeb Khalid
ISBN : 9780520957862
Genre : Religion
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How do Muslims relate to Islam in societies that experienced seventy years of Soviet rule? How did the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking the world by extirpating religion from it affect Central Asia? Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet history to answer these questions. Arguing that the sustained Soviet assault on Islam destroyed patterns of Islamic learning and thoroughly de-Islamized public life, Khalid demonstrates that Islam became synonymous with tradition and was subordinated to powerful ethnonational identities that crystallized during the Soviet period. He shows how this legacy endures today and how, for the vast majority of the population, a return to Islam means the recovery of traditions destroyed under Communism. Islam after Communism reasons that the fear of a rampant radical Islam that dominates both Western thought and many of Central Asia’s governments should be tempered with an understanding of the politics of antiterrorism, which allows governments to justify their own authoritarian policies by casting all opposition as extremist. Placing the Central Asian experience in the broad comparative perspective of the history of modern Islam, Khalid argues against essentialist views of Islam and Muslims and provides a nuanced and well-informed discussion of the forces at work in this crucial region.

Worte Des Vorsitzenden Mao Tsetung

Author : Zedong Mao
ISBN : 3880212376
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Believing In Russia

Author : Geraldine Fagan
ISBN : 9780415490023
Genre : History
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of religious policy in Russia since the end of the communist regime, exposing many of the ambiguities and uncertainties about the position of religion in Russian life. It reveals how religious freedom in Russia has, contrary to the widely held view, a long tradition, and how the leading religious institutions in Russia today, including especially the Russian Orthodox Church but also Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist establishments, owe a great deal of their special positions to the relationship they had with the former Soviet regime. It examines the resurgence of religious freedom in the years immediately after the end of the Soviet Union, showing how this was subsequently curtailed, but only partially, by the important law of 1997. It discusses the pursuit of privilege for the Russian Orthodox Church and other 'traditional' beliefs under presidents Putin and Medvedev, and assesses how far Russian Orthodox Christianity is related to Russian national culture, demonstrating the unresolved nature of the key question, 'Is Russia to be an Orthodox country with religious minorities or a multi-confessional state?' It concludes that Russian society's continuing failure to reach a consensus on the role of religion in public life is destabilising the nation.

Islam Nationalism And Communism In A Traditional Society

Author : Gabriel Warburg
ISBN : 9781135164850
Genre : History
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First Published in 1978. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Islam And Modernity Key Issues And Debates

Author : Muhammad Masud
ISBN : 9780748637942
Genre : Religion
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Recent events have focused attention on the perceived differences and tensions between the Muslim world and the modern West. As a major strand of Western public discourse has it, Islam appears resistant to internal development and remains inherently pre-modern. However Muslim societies have experienced most of the same structural changes that have impacted upon all societies: massive urbanisation, mass education, dramatically increased communication, the emergence of new types of institutions and associations, some measure of political mobilisation, and major transformations of the economy. These developments are accompanied by a wide range of social movements and by complex and varied religious and ideological debates. This textbook is a pioneering study providing an introduction to and overview of the debates and questions that have emerged regarding Islam and modernity. Key issues are selected to give readers an understanding of the complexity of the phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The various manifestations of modernity in Muslim life discussed include social change and the transformation of political and religious institutions, gender politics, changing legal regimes, devotional practices and forms of religious association, shifts in religious authority, and modern developments in Muslim religious thought.

Central Asia

Author : Jim Nichol
ISBN : 9781437927443
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Contents: (1) Most Recent Developments; (2) Historical Background; (3) Overview of U.S. Policy Concerns: Post-9/11 and Afghanistan; Support for Oper. Iraqi Freedom; (4) Fostering Pro-Western Orientations: Russia¿s Role; (5) Obstacles to Peace and Independence: Regional Tensions and Conflicts: The 1992-1997 Civil War in Tajikistan; The Incursions into Kyrgyzstan; Attacks in Uzbekistan; The 2005 Violence in Andijon, Uzbekistan; The Summer 2009 Suicide Bombings and Attacks in Uzbekistan; Actions of the IMU and IJU in Pakistan and Afghanistan; Actions of the IMU and IJU in Germany and Elsewhere; (6) Human Rights and Democratization; (7) Security and Arms Control; (8) Trade and Invest.; Energy Resources; (9) U.S. Aid; (10) Legislation.

Sozialreform Oder Revolution

Author : Rosa Luxemburg
ISBN : 9783941731066
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Die Unaufhaltsame Revolution

Author : Youssef Courbage
ISBN : 3492051316
Genre : Demography
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Für seinen Bestseller" Weltmacht USA. Ein Nachruf"wurde Emmanuel Todd viel kritisiert - inzwischen hat ihm die Entwicklung recht gegeben. Ähnlich kontrovers wird diese von Youssef Courbage und Todd vertretene These über die islamische Welt aufgenommen werden: Der Terror, den wir erleben, stellt die letzten Zuckungen einer sterbenden Ideologie dar. Denn, so der aufsehenerregende Befund der beiden Autoren, die Moderne ist in allen islamischen Ländern auf dem Vormarsch. Die Autoren demonstrieren das an den sinkenden Geburtenzahlen oder dem Konsum ebenso wie am Alphabetisierungs- und Bildungsgrad, speziell auch unter den Frauen. Die Modernisierung der islamischen Gesellschaften, so können Courbage und Todd zeigen, ist viel weiter vorangeschritten, als die Mullahs es wahrhaben wollen.

Der Report Der Magd

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9783492970594
Genre : Fiction
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Islam Communism And Modernity

Author : Lenka Nahodilova
ISBN : 1780763964
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