Tag: Islam

Contemporay Trends in Islamic Fundamentalism

Feroz Ahmad
Islam & Politics in Turkey
October 18, 1989, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Ideological & Institutional Dimensions of Contemporary Islamic Fundamentalism: The International Context
October 19, 1989, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 20, 1989, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Islamic Visibilities in Public Spaces

Nilufer Göle
Islam as a Social Imaginary
October 14, 2003, 3:30:00PM, 206 Ingraham
Islamism as a Vountary Adoption of Stigma Symbols
October 15, 2003, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 16, 2003, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Nilüfer Göle is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and formerly Professor of Sociology at Bogazici (Bosphorous) University in Istanbul. A prominent Turkish scholar, Professor Göle is a leading authority on the political movement of today's educated, urbanized, religious Muslim women. She is the author of The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling, which examines the complex relationships among modernity, religion, and gender relations in the Middle East. Her sociological approach, employing a number of personal interviews, allows for both a detailed case study of young Turkish women who are turning to the tenets of fundamental Islamist gender codes, and for a broader critique of Eurocentrism and the academic literature regarding the construction of meaning. Both perspectives serve as a springboard for the launching of theoretical innovations into feminist, religious, cultural, and area studies.

Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire

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Deepa Kumar
"Constructing the Muslim Enemy: From the Crusades to 9/11"
Wednesday, February 1, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
"The Uses of Islamophobia: US Foreign Policy and the Far Right"
Thursday, February 2, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, February 3, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies.

DEEPA KUMAR is an associate professor of Media Studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University. Her work is driven by an active engagement with the key issues that characterize our era - neoliberalism and imperialism. Her first book, Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike, is about the power of collective struggle in effectively challenging the priorities of neoliberalism. Her second book titled Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (forthcoming, 2012), examines how the “Muslim enemy” has been historically mobilized to suit the goals of empire. Her articles have appeared in scholarly journals as well as independent media such as MR Zine, Common Dreams, Dissident Voice, Islamophobia-Watch, Socialist Worker, ISR etc.

Readings, from Deepa Kumar, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (forthcoming):