Modernity Al Large

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ISBN : 145290006X
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Modernity Tradition

Author : Al-Farsy,
ISBN : 9781136152665
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Poetics Of Love In The Arabic Novel Nation State Modernity And Tradition

Author : Wen-chin Ouyang
ISBN : 9780748655076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Considers the Arabic novel within the triangle of the nation-state, modernity and traditionWen-Chin Ouyang explores the development of the Arabic novel, especially the ways in it engages with aesthetics, ethics and politics in a cross-cultural context and from a transnational perspective.Taking love and desire as the central tropes , the story of the Arabic novel is presented as a series of failed, illegitimate love affairs, all tainted by its suspicion of the legitimacy of the nation, modernity and tradition and, above all, by its misgiving about its own propriety.
Category: Literary Criticism

Politics Of Nostalgia In The Arabic Novel Nation State Modernity And Tradition

Author : Wen-chin Ouyang
ISBN : 9780748655724
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Uncovers the politics of nostalgia and madness inherent in the Arabic novel. The Arabic novel has taken shape in the intercultural networks of exchange between East and West, past and present. Wen-chin Ouyang shows how this has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics relevant to cultural and literary transformations of the Arabic speaking world in the 19th and 20th centuries. She reveals nostalgia and madness as the tropes through which the Arabic novel writes its own story of grappling with and resisting the hegemony of both the state and cultural heritage.
Category: Literary Criticism

Raum Zeit Identit T

Author : Regina Bormann
ISBN : 9783663112358
Genre : Social Science
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Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngsten sozialtheoretischen Entwicklungen in Soziologie und Ethnologie. Konstatiert wird ein umfassender Wechsel der Perspektiven auf die soziale Welt. "Kultur" - der Modus der Wahrnehmung und Interpretation von Welt - wird zunehmend zum Paradigma der Erklärung sozialer Phänomene.
Category: Social Science

Pilgrimage In The Age Of Globalisation

Author : Nelia Hyndman-Rizk
ISBN : 9781443839570
Genre : Social Science
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This edited collection brings together a series of ethnographically grounded studies on sacred and secular pilgrimage in the age of globalisation from around the world. Pilgrimage is explored as a distinctive form of mobility in late modernity, which emphasises inner transformation. Thus, the studies in this volume show how pilgrimage unifies physical and metaphysical mobility into a holistic project of self-realisation through motion.
Category: Social Science

Arabic Poetry

Author : Muhsin J. al-Musawi
ISBN : 9781135989262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the late 1940s, Arabic poetry has spoken for an Arab conscience, as much as it has debated positions and ideologies, nationally and worldwide. This book tackles issues of modernity and tradition in Arabic poetry as manifested in poetic texts and criticism by poets as participants in transformation and change. It studies the poetic in its complexity, relating to issues of selfhood, individuality, community, religion, ideology, nation, class and gender. Al-Musawi also explores in context issues that have been cursorily noticed or neglected, like Shi’i poetics, Sufism, women’s poetry, and expressions of exilic consciousness. Arabic Poetry employs current literary theory and provides comprehensive coverage of modern and post-modern poetry from the 1950s onwards, making it essential reading for those with interests in Arabic culture and literature and Middle East studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modernity Medicine And Health

Author : Paul Higgs
ISBN : 9781134824281
Genre : Social Science
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This book establishes the voice of medical sociology in key debates in the social sciences. Concerning modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism issues covered include: * disease and medicine in postmodern times * gender, health and the feminist debate on the postmodern * ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of health and ageing * medicine and complementary medicine * death in postmodernity.
Category: Social Science

Encounter Of History And Modernity

Author : Mohammed Jaber Al-Ansari
ISBN : 9781452021270
Genre : History
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Abdulrahman bin Mohammad bin Khaldun Al-Hadrami, (1332-1406), generally known as Ibn Khaldun, was an Islamic theologian, scholar, and jurist internationally known as the father of sociology. His book, the world-renown Muqaddimah (The Introduction), is considered the breeding ground for numerous disciplines of study, including the social sciences, the philosophy of history, historiography, social history, demography, and economics. Mohammad Jaber Al-Ansari, a Bahraini professor of Islamic and Cultural Studies at the Arabian Gulf University in the Kingdom of Bahrain and, since 2000, the Advisor for Cultural and Scientific Affairs to the King of Bahrain, is a leading and highly respected Arab intellectual and the author of twenty-one books, well-known and widely-read throughout the expanse of the Arab world. His intellectual treatises have been honored by numerous Arab governments and intellectual organizations, and he has received a number of prestigious awards for his social, political, and cultural contributions to modern Arabic intellectualism. This book is the encounter between these two Arab minds, six centuries apart, trying to connect the past to the present, as Al-Ansari attempts to sow the seeds of Khaldunism, with its dimensions of modernity, in the public consciousness in order to establish a culture of reason and rationality in the modern Arab world. Only then, as Al-Ansari states, can the Arabs move forward, by understanding and analyzing the flaws of the past to make way for a better future. "If there were anyone to be considered the best representative of Ibn Khaldun's way of thinking in the 20th century, Mohammad Jaber Al-Ansari would definitely be one of them." Khalid Al Harub - Khulood Amro Cambridge Book Review "Electric shocks for the Arab mind...Al-Ansari threw out a burning ball of ideas...will Arab intellectuals consider it or will they be afraid of burning their hands?" Saudi Minister and poet Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi
Category: History

Culture And Ideology At An Invented Place

Author : Zhang Pinggong
ISBN : 9781443806718
Genre : Social Science
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Being a special kind of landscape, the theme park has become one of major subjects in interdisciplinary studies and received increasing scholarly attention in the past few decades. Perspectives have varied from American approaches which treat the theme park as the production base of the American Dream to various interpretation of the tourist space in semiotic, structural and post-modernistic approaches. Other studies of the theme park have been conducted in a practical way with a focus in economic development and urban designing for the local and peripheral surroundings. The body of research is enormous and has proved to be very beneficial in understanding the theme park as a multiple space in the ever-changing context. Overseas Chinese Town theme park (OCT) is one of the most popular tourist sights in China, a cultural space which epitomizes the country’s cultural business and Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, an emerging metropolis. As the ultimate icon of Chinese and global cultural representation, the theme park has attracted visitors the world over. This book presents for the first time an analysis of narratives which surround the park. The research of OCT is to shed a cultural, political and ideological light on the “modern pleasure space” constructed and consumed in contemporary China. In view of the overwhelming quantity of theme park study in the USA and Europe, a shift of orientation in the study of theme parks in China becomes significant as the emerging theme parks in the country are described as “springing up like bamboo shoots after a rain”. As an important study of an important contemporary phenomenon, it illustrates in considerable detail the distinctive nature of Chinese theme park development and will be of interest to a range of readers in fields such as cultural studies, tourism, sociology and human geography. “Non-Western theme parks have attracted very little attention from social scientists, even though they can be considered important sites for the examination of the influence and limits of globalization. With this important study of the OCT theme park, Zhang provides us with a detailed examination of the extent to which the Western model of the theme park is replicated in the Chinese context. In this way, he provides crucial insights that will be of great interest to students of globalization.” —Professor Alan Bryman, University of Leicester “The work provides a very readable, critical review of the recent development of theme parks in China, in particular the Overseas Chinese Town Theme Park at Shenzen. The work is well-grounded in a critical understanding of the role of theme parks as cultural “texts”… As an important study of an important contemporary phenomenon, it illustrates in considerable detail the distinctive nature of OCT park and will be of interest to a range of readers in fields such as cultural studies, tourism, sociology and human geography.” —Professor Stephen Williams, Staffordshire University
Category: Social Science