Re-Imagining the Other

Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections

Editors: Eid, M., Karim, K. (Eds.)

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The twenty-first century exploded into the global imagination with unforgettable scenes of death and destruction. An apocalyptic 'clash of civilizations' seemed to be waged between two old foes - 'the West' and 'Islam.' However, the decade-long and ruinous 'war on terror' has prompted re-assessments of the militaristic approach to Western-Muslim relations. A growing number of academics, policymakers, religious leaders, journalists, and activists view the struggles as resulting from a 'clash of ignorance.' Re-imagining the Other examines the ways in which knowledge is manipulated by dominant Western and Muslim discourses. Authors from several disciplines study how the two societies have constructed images of each other in historical and contemporary times. The complexities and subtleties of their mutually productive relationship are overshadowed by portrayals of unremitting clash, thus serving as encouragement for the promotion of war and terrorism. The book proposes specific approaches to re-imagine the Other in order to mitigate Western-Muslim conflict.

About the authors

Salah Basalamah, University of Ottawa, Canada Mahmoud Eid, University of Ottawa, Canada Mohammad R. Ghanoonparvar, the University of Texas at Austin, USA Jack Goody, University of Cambridge, UK John M. Hobson, University of Sheffield, UK Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University, Canada Karim H. Karim, Carleton University, Canada Nabil Matar, University of Minnesota, USA Richard Rubenstein, George Mason University, USA

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“A welcome contribution that provides a balanced insight into interactions between Western culture and societies with their Muslim counterparts. … an important milestone in developing the concept of the Clash of Ignorance, and proves the potential for the authors to take the implications of the idea further, perhaps even moving beyond the conceptual and terminological framework set by Said. … an important contribution and a must-read for scholars and students working on Western and Muslim relations.” (Omar Sayfo, Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 7 (2), 2017)


"As the world contemplates the consequences of a global 'war on terror' that often positions predominantly Judeo-Christian Western societies against their Muslim counterparts, and as social and mass media bring to our collective consciousness horrific murders committed by terrorists purporting to act in the name of Islam, Re-Imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections (2014) is a timely and welcome intellectual intervention. [...] [F]eaturing a collection of thought-provoking chapters written by well-known critical scholars, the book is informed by the position that a 'clash of ignorance' rather than a 'clash of civilizations' thesis better explains contemporary conflicts between Western and Muslim societies, which increasingly find expression in violence and social exclusion. [...] [This volume] speaks eloquently to the deep structure of the clash of ignorance and its ramifications for Western-Muslim relations; that is its strength and why it is a must-read. [...] [It] makes a significant contribution to critical scholarship on Western-Muslim relations, especially how mass mediatized narrative (re)productions inform these relations. Accordingly, this book is strongly recommended especially for graduate and senior undergraduate critical media studies courses" Felix Odartey-Wellington, University of Ottawa, Canada, Global Media Journal, Canadian Edition

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Imagining the Other
Book Subtitle
Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections
Editors
  • M. Eid
  • K. Karim
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mahmoud Eid and Karim H. Karim
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40366-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137403667
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40365-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48706-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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