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  • Introducing Cultural Studiesby Ziauddin Sardar; Borin van Loon

    Icon Books 2004; US$ 10.19

    Cultural Studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium. But what exactly is it, and how is it applied?  Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the... more...

  • American Dream, Global Nightmareby Ziauddin Sardar

    Icon Books 2009; US$ 11.65

    Propelled by its mythology, America pursues its dream relentlessly. Here, the authors expose the dark side of that fantasy: death, suffering, perpetual fear, an increasing divide between rich and poor, a squandering of the human future, and the relentless building of more and more pretexts for future wars. more...

  • Why Do People Hate America?by Ziauddin Sardar

    Icon Books 2009; US$ 11.65

    The economic power of US corporations and the virus-like power of American popular culture affect the lives and infect the indigenous cultures of millions around the world. The foreign policy of the US government, backed by its military strength, has unprecedented global influence now that the USA is the world's only superpower - its first 'hyperpower'. ... more...

  • Orientalismby Ziauddin Sardar

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 38.00

    Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation. more...

  • Thomas Kuhn & the Science Warsby Ziauddin Sardar

    Icon Books 2001; US$ 7.95

    Thomas Kuhn and the Science Wars shows how science has become a major contested cultural symbol, and suggests that we need a postmodern synthesis in which the old debates are transcended. Science is not about demonstrations by experts, but dialogue among stakeholders. This is the new face of science, one which gives Kuhn's seminal insights new... more...

  • Reading the Qur'anby Ziauddin Sardar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    "I grew up reading the Qur'an on my mother's lap," writes Ziauddin Sardar. "It's an experience I share with most Muslim children. And so it is that our connection to the Qur'an is infused with associations of the warmest and most enduring of human bonds." In Reading the Qur'an, Sardar--one of Europe's leading... more...

  • Muhammad: All That Mattersby Ziauddin Sardar

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Ziauddin Sardar's brilliant new book is ideal for students or general readers who want to know all that matters about Muhammad. more...

  • Muhammad: All That Mattersby Ziauddin Sardar

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.07

    Ziauddin Sardar's brilliant new book is ideal for students or general readers who want to know all that matters about Muhammad. more...

  • Balti Britainby Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.90

    Sardar travels to Asian communities throughout the UK to tell the history of Asians in Britain - from the arrival of the first Indian in 1614, to the young extremists in Walthamstow mosque in 2006. He interweaves throughout an illuminating account of his own life, describing his carefree childhood in Pakistan, his family's emigration to racist 1950s... more...

  • Desperately Seeking Paradiseby Ziauddin Sardar

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 12.51

    Ziauddin Sardar, one of the foremost Muslim intellectuals in Britain, learned the Koran at his mother's knee in Pakistan. As a young student in London he set out to grasp the meaning of his religion, and, hopefully, to find 'paradise', his quest leading him throughout the Muslim world, from Iran to China to Turkey. Along the way he accepts that he... more...