Category: Books

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary  — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN — on MAY 18, 2015: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and Rebecca Stein, has been called “a pioneering book, showing how information and communication technologies have turned into wartime arsenals, and […]

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Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 15, 2015: Great journalists invite us to be companions with them on their journeys to extraordinary places. Carla Power offers such an invitation in her new book, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey […]

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Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

Summer Reading? Here are Some Books on Islamic Feminism

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via FREEDOM FROM THE FORBIDDEN (BLOG):  Below is a list of books that I highly recommend to anyone interested in understanding re-interpretations of Islam, alternative readings to the traditionalist ones that are largely patriarchal in nature, or otherwise scholarship that complicate simplified ideas of Islam, women, gender, and sexuality. These books may be a response […]

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Is Not the Reformer Islam Needs. Here Are the Real Reformers

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015 |

by RHONDA ROUMANI for CENTER FOR RELIGION & CIVIC CULTURE (USC) on APRIL 9, 2015:  To the chagrin of many Muslims, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is back on the talk show circuit, promoting her new book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now. And, for the first time, as I watched Hirsi Ali subdivide the Muslim […]

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Syrian Writer-in-Exile Nihad Sirees: “There are Signs We Failed as Intellectuals”

Syrian Writer-in-Exile Nihad Sirees: “There are Signs We Failed as Intellectuals”

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015: If he wants to, Nihad Sirees can go down to the restaurant near where he lives in Berlin, and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. And, at the same time, not enjoy it. Images of war in his native Syria bombard his head and […]

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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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