Category: Books

LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

LISTEN: Sophia Rose Arjana on “Muslims in the Western Imagination” (New Book)

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOTT BAZZANO for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on MARCH 10, 2015: In Muslims in the Western Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sophia Rose Arjana explores a variety of creative productions—including art, literature, film—in order to tell a story not about how Muslims construct their own identities but rather about how Western thinkers have […]

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“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 15, 2015: When Publishers Weekly called G. Willow Wilson “a talented young writer” almost a decade ago, they likely had no idea of the superstar status she would earn over the next several years. Though Wilson is probably most […]

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Resources to Combat Anti-Muslim Propaganda (one scholar’s recommendations)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by CHRISTOPHER CAMERON SMITH for REIMAGINING CORDOBA (BLOG) on APRIL 8, 2015:  Since I sometimes get requests from folks looking for resources to combat anti-Muslim propaganda, I thought I would offer a few suggestions. Although many books have been written about Islamophobia, there are a few that I believe are the most informative and accessible […]

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The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

[ 0 ] April 6, 2015 |

Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Islamic Studies professor, interviews scholar and writer Michael Muhammad Knight about his research on the Five Percenters, Malcolm X’s special significance in the fashioning of the “American Muslims” construct, and the under-examined aspects of his legacy.   compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL […]

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Events Mark Middle East Refugees Awareness Week at Duke and UNC

Events Mark Middle East Refugees Awareness Week at Duke and UNC

[ 0 ] March 30, 2015 |

Interview with Laila El-Haddad, co-author of The Gaza Kitchen, a cookbook celebrating the life and recipes of a remarkable Palestinian people living under harsh political oppression in the Gaza Strip. El-Haddad will be giving a talk at Duke on April 10. Read below for more information on this and other events going on at Duke University […]

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WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on MARCH 24, 2015:  Just ahead of a national conference being held at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill (2/20/15-2/21/15) on “The Legacy […]

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NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

NEW BOOK: “Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a Common Life”

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

via DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL on FEBRUARY 2, 2015:  Luke Bretherton, professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School and senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, has written a book for the series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics titled Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship and the Politics of a […]

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WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of […]

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“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015 |

“Only few Israelis and Palestinians see their counterparts as equal human beings with the same collective and individual rights. The Israeli elections may bring new political leadership, but this leadership should introduce this missing perspective, not follow the right wing governments in seeing the Palestinians and other Arab – Muslim societies as an existential threat […]

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LISTEN: Cabeiri Robinson on “Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists”

LISTEN: Cabeiri Robinson on “Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists”

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on FEBRUARY 19, 2015:  The idea of jihad is among the most keenly discussed yet one of the least understood concepts in Islam. In her brilliant new book Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists (University of California Press, […]

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