0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900

Not currently available

Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Electronic book text)
Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Electronic book text): Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, Amina Yaqin

Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Electronic book text)

Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, Amina Yaqin

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

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?

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures
Release date: August 2012
First published: 2012
Editors: Rehana Ahmed • Peter Morey • Amina Yaqin
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 242
ISBN-13: 978-1-136-47337-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
LSN: 1-136-47337-8
Barcode: 9781136473371

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners