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  • Islam and Americaby Anouar Majid

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 34.99

    Islam and America argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Islam can be best understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Author Anouar Majid weaves personal stories with historical narratives from the Pilgrims to the present to offer a critical view of both cultures and suggest a path towards future peace. more...

  • Mediendiskurs Islamby Tim Karis

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    ¿Verbreitete Analyseraster wie ‚Feindbild Islam‘ werden der Vielschichtigkeit des medialen Islamdiskurses nicht gerecht. Tim Karis entwickelt daher eine diskursanalytische Methodik, die Ambiguitäten und Dynamiken in den Bildern und Narrativen des Fernsehens in den Blick nimmt. Er zeigt, dass das Islambild der Medien nicht eindimensional... more...

  • Islam in the Modern Worldby Denis MacEoin; Ahmed Al-Shahi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    In recent years, events in the Islamic world have captured the attention of the West to an unprecedented degree. However, much of the media coverage of events like the Islamic revolution in Iran has merely reinforced current prejudices and misconceptions about Islam. This collection of essays, by specialists in a variety of disciplines, gives an... more...

  • Critical Muslim 4by Ziauddin Sardar; Robin Yassin-Kassab

    Hurst 2012; US$ 22.00

    Ziauddin Sardar questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan, Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits Peshawar, Mahvish Ahmad tracks down the separatist in Quetta, Ehsan Masood watches Pakistani television, Merryl... more...

  • Towards Understanding Islamby Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 1.99

    A simple, comprehensive introduction to Islam by a noted Muslim of the 20th Century, Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi. more...

  • ISS 10 Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belongingby Fethi Mansouri; Vince Marotta

    Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available

    Sensational reporting by the media has led to attitudes that racialise Muslims and frame them as potential threats to national security, placing them outside the circle of trustworthy citizenship. Muslims in the West are increasingly confronted with the pressure of conforming to dominant core values and accepting 'mere tolerance' from society, or... more...

  • Light of Wisdom, Volume Iby padmasambhava guru Rinpoche

    Rangjung Yeshe Publications 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Light of Wisdom Vol. I contains the root terma ---hidden treasure text --- of Padmasambhava, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications... more...

  • Islamismus im Maghreb als Herausforderung für die EU-Sicherheitspolitikby Abderrahman Aresmouk

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.03

    Der Arabische Frühling 2011 hat die Aufmerksamkeit der westlichen Medien wieder verstärkt auf den Maghreb (die nördlichen Staaten Afrikas) gerichtet, der eigentlich schon seit Jahrzehnten als bedeutende sicherheitspolitische Herausforderung für Europa gilt. Islamismus und Islamischer Fundamentalismus stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt der Debatte. Das vorliegende... more...

  • Demystifying Islamby Harris Zafar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Demystifying Islam is a concise guide to what Islam really teaches about provocative topics, from the burqa to Shariah law. After a short introduction to basic beliefs and practices, each chapter boldly tackles a challenging topic about Islam today. The book is forthright about issues where Muslims disagree, and provides a single, engaging source... more...

  • Arabischer Frühling und deutsches Islambildby Kai Hafez

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 36.30

    Zahlreiche Studien weltweit belegen, dass das Islambild westlicher Massenmedien eine oft stereotype und bisweilen islamophobe Negativprägung aufweist. Die demokratischen Revolutionen in Tunesien und Ägypten wirkten wie ein positiver Schock, der viele Klischees in Frage stellte. Die vorliegende Studie eines Autorenteams der Universität Erfurt geht der... more...