Islam, Globalization, and Postmodernity

Synopsis

This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated a debate among Muslims which, as the contributors to this volume show, will have far-reaching consequences not just for the Muslim world, but for relations between Islam and the West more generally.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Hastings Donnan
  • Martin Stokes
  • Gustav Thaiss
  • Judith Nagata
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994