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Intellectual Discourse and the Politics of Modernization: Negotiating Modernity in Iran (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)


Publisher:Cambridge University Press



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2000 Pages: 216 Publisher: Camidge. University Press In this thought-provoking study. Ali Mirsepassi explores the concept of modernity. Exposing the Eurocentric Prejudices and HOSTILITY to non-Western culture that have characterized its development. Focusing on the Iranian experience of modernity. he charts its political and intellectual history and develops a new interpretation of Islamic Fundamentalism through the detailed analysis of the ideas of key Islamic intellectuals. The author argues that the Iranian Revolution was not a simple clash between modernity and tradition but an attempt to accommodate modernity within a sense of authentic Islamic identity. culture and historical experience. He concludes by assessing the future of secularism and democracy in the Middle East in general. and in Iran in particular. A significant contribut...

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