Is there any such thing as modernity in Islamic societies and,
if so, what are the identifiable elements of this modernity? Here,
a leading group of thinkers and practitioners from diverse
theoretical backgrounds pose the question of what it means to be
modern -- exploring notions of myriad "multiple modernities" that
operate beyond the Western singular definition of modern
civilization. Questions about which aspects of civilization might
be identified as the tangible elements of modernity are discussed,
both within the built environment -- the cities, architecture, the
material cultural heritage -- and within the lived environment --
in culture, politics and economics. This represents a major new
contribution to the debate about modernity, and offers new
perspectives and ways of considering experiences of modernity in
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