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Narrating Islam: Interpretations of the Muslim World in European Texts

Narrating Islam: Interpretations of the Muslim World in European Texts

Edited by: Gerdien Jonker, Shiraz Thobani

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Mapping the diverse images of Islam and Muslims in educational texts as reproduced in national contexts across Europe and neighbouring regions, "Narrating Islam" explores both historical perceptions and contemporary representations of Islam and Muslims as projected through instructional media. Based on interdisciplinary research, it seeks to excavate the layered images of Muslims and Islam which have been historically embedded in semantic reservoirs and which feed into the modern scripting of the 'other' in a global context. "Narrating Islam" offers a framework to critically discuss European identity through interrogating how pedagogical discourses negotiate the Muslim presence in and around Europe.

Author Info

Gerdien Jonker is affiliated with the Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany Shiraz Thobani is a Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Library of Modern Middle East Studies

Hardback
ISBN: 9781845119782
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2009
Number of Pages: 304
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 20 integrated black and white illustrations

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