By Jonathan Lyons
In Islam via Western Eyes, Jonathan Lyons unpacks Western conduct of considering and writing approximately Islam, engaging in a cautious research of the West's grand totalizing narrative throughout 1000 years of historical past. He observes the discourse’s corrosive results at the social sciences, together with sociology, politics, philosophy, theology, diplomacy, safety stories, and human rights scholarship. He follows its effect on study, speeches, political approach, and govt coverage, combating the West from responding successfully to its most important twenty-first-century demanding situations: the increase of Islamic energy, the emergence of non secular violence, and the starting to be pressure among validated social values and multicultural rights between Muslim immigrant populations.
Through the highbrow "archaeology" of Michel Foucault, Lyons unearths the workings of this discourse and its underlying effect on our social, highbrow, and political lives. He then addresses problems with deep main issue to Western readersIslam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and womenand proposes new methods of pondering the Western courting to the Islamic world.
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Islam Through Western Eyes: From the Crusades to the War on Terrorism by Jonathan Lyons