Sura S Year Book 2006 English

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Basic Facts Of General Knowledge

Author by : Sura College of Competition
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Let There Be No Compulsion In Religion Sura 2 256

Author by : Christine Schirrmacher
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In Christine Schirrmacher's postdoctoral thesis, for the first time one finds reviews of original voices coming from Islamic theology on the topic of religious freedom and apostasy. Arabic, English, French, and Urdu texts have been translated and analyzed and thus made accessible. There are basically three positions which are defended on falling away from the Islamic faith: Complete advocacy of religious freedom, the complete denial of religious freedom with a call for the immediate application of the death penalty for apostates, and the centrist position. The centrist position, however, which allows inner freedom of thought and warns against premature persecution, calls for the death penalty in the case of open apostasy (e.g., in the case of conversion to another faith). Within established Islamic theology, the latter approach is nowadays the most frequent point of view found. These three main positions on apostasy are introduced in this postdoctoral thesis by means of the publications of three influential 20th century theologians: Yusuf al-Qaradawi (b. 1926), Abdullah Saeed (b. 1960), and Abu l-A'la Maududi (1903-1979). They all have followings of many millions of people and have political influence at their disposal. The study explains why in many Muslim majority countries there is still today only very limited or sometimes no freedom of religion (in the sense of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948) for converts, critical intellectuals, artists and progressive Quranic studies specialists, journalists and secularists, agnostics and confessing atheists, enlightened thinkers, women's rights and human rights activists as well as adherents of non-recognized minorities.


A Comparative Study Of Four English Translations Of S Rat Ad Dukh N On The Semantic Level

Author by : Saudi Sadiq
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : Through combining a knowledge of translation theory and application, the present book aims at holding a semantic comparison of four English translations attempted by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, ‘Abdullâh Yûsuf ‘Alî, Arthur J. Arberry and Muhammad Mahmûd Ghâlî of Sûrat Ad-Dukhân (the Chapter of Smoke). As a theoretical framework, the book deals with several linguistic and cultural problems of translation, with special reference to Qur'ân translation, and the principles that should be considered on translating the Qur'ân. The core of the book is a comparison of sixty-eight lexical, syntactic and stylistic selections from Sûrat Ad-Dukhân. The comparison depends on various Qur’ân interpretations and Arabic dictionaries to decide the precise meaning(s) of the selections. Then, a translation is suggested, and the four translations are judged: the correct ones are acknowledged and the mistaken shown, along with the reasons underlying the mistake(s). To reach the precise meaning in English and judge the translations compared accurately, many English dictionaries are utilized. The comparison shows that the best translation in terms of meaning precision and easiness of expression is that of Ghâlî, followed by Pickthall's, Arberry’s and ‘Alî’s respectively.


Egypt S Culture Wars

Author by : Professor of Arabic Literature Samia Mehrez
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Description : This ground-breaking work presents original research on cultural politics and battles in Egypt at the turn of the twenty first century. It deconstructs the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture drawing on conceptual tools in cultural studies, translation studies and gender studies to analyze debates in the fields of literature, cinema, mass media and the plastic arts. Anchored in the Egyptian historical and social contexts and inspired by the influential work of Pierre Bourdieu, it rigorously places these debates and battles within the larger framework of a set of questions about the relationship between the cultural and political fields in Egypt.


Author by : Samia Mehrez
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Publisher by : American Univ in Cairo Press
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Description : A look at some of the raging debates in the arts in Egypt


The 1 300 Years War

Author by : Robert Maddock
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : The book is in two volumes and describes the evolution of Judeo-Christianity and Islam and the 1,300 years of warfare between them. Islam and Christianity follow gods with different characteristics and differing doctrinefree will versus determinism. They were engaged in bloody conflict from AD 632 until 1856 (Crimean War) when the Ottoman Empire became the sick man of Europe. It reignited with Egyptian encouragement backed by Soviet money, the arming of fedayeen terrorists in 1956, and the Six-Day War following Egypts seizure of the Suez Canal, and it has become progressively more serious ever since.


Voices Of Islam

Author by : Vincent J. Cornell
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Approximately fifty articles explore Islamic doctrines, practices, worldviews, culture, aesthetics, science, and the everyday experiences of home, family, and society.


Foundations And Trends In Smart Learning

Author by : Maiga Chang
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book focuses on the interplay between pedagogy and technology, and their fusion for the advancement of smart learning environments. It discusses various components of this interplay, including learning and assessment paradigms, social factors and policies, emerging technologies, innovative application of mature technologies, transformation of curriculum and teaching behavior, transformation of administration, best infusion practices, and piloting of new ideas. The book provides an archival forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and industry professionals interested and/or engaged in reforming teaching and learning methods by promoting smart learning environments. It also facilitates discussions and constructive dialogue among various stakeholders on the limitations of existing learning environments, the need for reform, innovative uses of emerging pedagogical approaches and technologies, and sharing and promoting best practices, leading to the evolution, design and implementation of smart learning environments.


Research Handbook On Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

Author by : Robert Kolb
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Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : 'This volume by Robert Kolb and Gloria Gaggioli, contributed by some of the most renowned experts in the field, devotes an impressive amount of legal analysis to the most diverse aspects of the interplay between international humanitarian law and international human rights law in situations of violence, in theory and practice. It is bound to become an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners alike.' Marco Pedrazzi, University of Milan, ItalyThis fascinating Handbook explores the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, offering expert analysis on the increasingly complex issues surrounding their application in conflict areas across the world. Contributors to this volume provide a comprehensive treatment of the ongoing relationship between human rights law and humanitarian law, from the historical background and origins of the two bodies of law to their various applications today. Divided into four parts Historical Background, Common Issues, The Need for a Combined Approach, and Monitoring Mechanisms the Handbook presents a rich and varied spectrum of original research and thought from some of the brightest minds in the field.This groundbreaking volume will surely have great appeal for anyone with a professional or academic interest in human rights law and humanitarian law, from students to professors to practitioners in the field.


Okinawan English Wordbook

Author by : Mitsugu Sakihara
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Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : The Okinawan-English Wordbook, written by the late Mitsugu Sakihara, historian and native speaker of the Naha dialect of Okinawa, is an all-new concise dictionary of the modern Okinawan language with definitions and explanations in English. The first substantive Okinawan-English lexicon in more than a century, it represents a much-needed addition to the library of reference materials on the language. The Wordbook opens to lay user and linguist alike an area heretofore accessible almost exclusively in Japanese works and adds to the general body of scholarship on various Ryukyuan languages and dialects by providing a succinct but comprehensive picture of modern colloquial Okinawan. The current work comprises nearly 10,000 entries, many with encyclopedic discussion, drawn from a wide variety of sources in addition to the author’s native knowledge and from numerous areas of interest, with emphasis on the cultural traditions of Okinawa. Entries reflect both contemporary Naha usage and archaisms and areal variants when these are of cultural, historical, or linguistic interest. Thus, in addition to being a comprehensive portrait of the modern Okinawan language, the Wordbook serves as an implicit introduction to the rich field of Japanese dialect studies. Prefatory material discusses the phonology of Okinawan and the romanization scheme employed in the book, with particular attention to phonological features of the language likely to be unfamiliar to native English speakers and those acquainted only with Japanese. A general introduction to the conjugation of verbs and adjectives in Okinawan is made as well.


Young Language Learners Motivation And Attitudes

Author by : Sybille Heinzmann
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Taking three different perspectives, this book looks at primary school children's language learning motivation and language attitudes. In adopting a longitudinal perspective, the book fills a research gap and provides a macro-level analysis of motivational development over time. It reveals a surprising amount of stability in primary school children's motivational and attitudinal development. The comparative perspective looks at the learners' affective dispositions with regard to English (theorized as a 'global language') and French (theorized as a 'national language'). The comparisons between global language and national language are relevant across the world, especially in situations where instruction in languages other than English struggles to get attention. The results reveal sizeable differences between the two languages, with children being substantially more motivated to learn English than to learn French. Finally, the explanatory section identifies key antecedents of the learners' motivational and attitudinal dispositions - and thereby opens up paths for intervention relevant for those working in the field of language instruction.


Secularism Islam And Public Intellectuals In Contemporary France

Author by : Nadia Kiwan
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Publisher by : Manchester University Press
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Description : This book examines the thought of Abdennour Bidar, MalekChebel, Leïla Babès, AbdelwahabMeddeb and Dounia Bouzar. In doing so it investigates how these five figures allcontribute in their diverse and varying ways to broader understandings of therelationship between Islam and secularism in contemporary French society.


The Literature Of Islam

Author by : Paula Youngman Skreslet
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : _This book introduces the literature of Islam as it is presented in English translation. For scholars in other fields who need to understand the vast and complex literary heritage of this erudite and vigorous faith community (but are unable to devote years of their lives to achieving a reading proficiency in classical Arabic), for faculty members called upon to teach introductory or survey courses outside their own disciplines, and for graduate students in theology, medieval studies, world religions, or related fields who need access to these primary sources in English translation, The Literature of Islam is a welcome resource. Even lay readers who are interested in understanding the modern Arab or Islamic world may grasp something of the currents of thought and belief through the centuries that produced these important works, which continue to exert a powerful influence upon Muslims today.


Prophet Muhammad In French And English Literature

Author by : Ahmad Gunny
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Publisher by : Kube Publishing Ltd
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Description : "Gunny, a pioneer in the study of French and European literary and theological representations of Islam in the modern period, offers a survey of over 350 years, which is both a cross cultural history and a discussion of the intellectual changes in the representation of the Prophet's life based on the examination of original published and unpublished manuscripts." -Islamic Horizons "Ahmad Gunny has been a pioneer in the study of French and European literary and theological representations of Islam in the modern period. Thanks to his acclaimed critical studies, students and scholars alike have found in his work new and important directions for research." —Nabil Matar, professor, University of Minnesota This magisterial survey of the Prophet Muhammad over three hundred and fifty years is both a cross cultural history and a discussion of the intellectual changes in the representation of the Prophet's life based on the close examination of original published and unpublished manuscripts. Ahmad Gunny is fellow and senior associate at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.


Politically Incorrect Essays By A Concerned Activist

Author by : Mia A Tréstrope
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Publisher by : Mia A Tréstrope
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Description : Politically Incorrect Essays by a Concerned Activist introduces 9 of the most important reviews and essays by social critic, activist, and essayist Mia A Tréstrope. Addressing the major political, social, religious, and philosophical issues of today, Mia A Tréstrope confronts the topics most people would prefer to ignore or appease: Muslim terrorists, homosexuality, religious hypocrisy, the false promises of science, and the rise of psychopaths and sociopaths in our society. In keeping with the tradition of activism, Mia A Tréstrope refuses to kowtow to political correctness and ploughs headlong into the truths that society has tried to cover up for too long.


The Future Of God In The Global Village

Author by : Thomas R. McFaul
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Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : In the long trek of human history, the adage that there will never be peace among the nations until there is peace among the religions has never been truer. The growing trend toward spiritually inspired violence throughout the emerging global village of the twenty-first century has taken a terrible toll on the lives of thousands of innocent victims. The primary purpose of this book is to address this issue head-on by examining the role that the earth's diverse faith communities can play in stopping the needless hatreds and hostilities that all too often arise from the search for spiritual fulfillment. At this stage of human evolution, nothing is more urgent.


Exegetical Crossroads

Author by : Georges Tamer
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : The art of interpreting Holy Scriptures flourished throughout the culturally heterogeneous pre-modern Orient among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Different ways of interpretation developed within each religion not without considering the others. How were the interactions and how productive were they for the further development of these traditions? Have there been blurred spaces of scholarly activity that transcended sectarian borders? What was the role played by mutual influences in profiling the own tradition against the others? These and other related questions are critically treated in the present volume.


Al Qur An Un Mubeen

Author by : Ibrahim the Beast a Sign of the Hour
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Description : The Set of Initial has coded the 50 Suras, which contain the Names of the Messengers of Allah, including the prophet Muhammad [pbuh] the true Messenger of the Covenant. It also coded the 50 Suras, which are sandwiched between Sura 3-Al'Imran [that states the Prophecy of the Messenger of the Covenant] and Sura 54-Qamar [that states the Confirmation of the Messenger of the Covenant as well as his Witness, Ibrahim the Beast, a Sign of the Hour, by the US Apollo 11 mission to the moon] and shows the year 1425 AH in which a Witness would be given against Dr. Rashad Khalifa: the false Messenger of the Covenant. Allah [swt] has promised to safeguard the Qur'an. It was revealed to the prophet Muhammad [pbuh], the true Messenger of the Covenant. However, Dr. R. Khalifa, the false Messenger of the Covenant, discovered the Miracle of Al-Qur'an and tempered with it; he printed "QUR'AN THE FINAL TESTAMENT Authorized English Version with Arabic Texts" and removed "the two false verses 9:128-129" from the Qur'an. Therefore, I "Ibrahim" a Witness who has Knowledge of the Book, - al-Qur'an, would standardize the Holy Qur'an. The Bismillah is the first verse in the Qur'an. It is the key of the 2006 standardization of the Holy Qur'an. There are 2 numbered Bismillah, [1:1 & 27:30], corresponding to "the two false verses 9:128-129." There are 112 unnumbered [i.e. Missing] Bismillah, corresponding to the 112-letter text of 9:128-129. A] The Original Bismillah [1:1]: it is numbered in Sura 1-al-Fatiha, showing that 9:128-129 was originally a Part of the Qur'an: [2:97-101]. Thus, it relates to the 1st Person: the prophet Muhammad [pbuh], the true Messenger of the Covenant. B] The Missing Bismillah [9:0]: it is missing in Sura 9-at-Tawbah; it signifies that something [i.e. the 112-letter text of 9:128-129 would be removed from the Qur'an, in 1409 AH. Thus, it relates to the 2nd Person: Dr. R. Khalifa: the false Messenger of the Covenant. C] The Extra Bismillah [27:30]: it is added to Sura 27-an-Naml, showing that 9:128-129 would be replaced back to the Qur'an, in 2006 AD. Thus, it relates to the 3rd Person: "Ibrahim" a Witness who has Knowledge of the Book, - al-Qur'an.


Migrant Voices In Literatures In English

Author by : Anu Shukla
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Publisher by : Sarup & Sons
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Description : Papers presented at the Second World Conference of World Association for Studies in Literatures in English, held at Nagpur in January 2004.


Books And Written Culture Of The Islamic World

Author by : Andrew Rippin
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : An international group of twenty-one friends and colleagues join together to explore authors, genres and traditions of the Muslim world reflecting and honouring the contribution of Claude Gilliot to Islamic studies.


Textual Relations In The Qur An

Author by : Salwa M. El-Awa
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Representing a new development in the study of Qur'anic text, this book tackles the issue of Qur'anic text structure by fusing the fields of linguistics and Qur'anic studies. The Qur'an contains many long suras covering diverse topics but with no apparent common context within which such variety can be explained. This book proposes a new explanation of Qur'anic text structure, arguing that the long suras have structure that are explicable within a framework for the mechanisms of human verbal communication. Through a systematic step-by-step analysis of the cognitive process involved in verbal communication and comprehension of text, this work provides interesting and useful insights into methods of analysis, mechanisms and dynamics of the Qur'anic text structure. The unique application of a sophisticated linguistic theory to the Qur'an introduces an entirely new way of reading the Qur'an and with detailed analysis of two Qur'anic passages the book presents a solid working out of the theory that will be accessible to both linguists and scholars of the Qur'an.


English Translation Of The Message Of The Qur An

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Publisher by : Cedar Graphics
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Description : The Quran, a book which brings glad tidings to mankind along with divine admonition, stresses the importance of man's discovery of truth on both spiritual and intellectual planes. Every book has its objective and the objective of the Quran is to make man aware of the Creation plan of God. That is, to tell man why God created this world; what the purpose is of settling man on earth; what is required from man in his pre-death life span, and what he is going to confront after death. The purpose of the Quran is to make man aware of this reality, thus serving to guide man on his entire journey through life into the after-life. The main themes of the Quran are enlightenment, closeness to God, peace and spirituality. The Quran uses several terms, tawassum, tadabbur, and tafakkur, which indicate the learning of lessons through reflection, thinking and contemplation on the signs of God scattered across the world. The present translation of the Quran and its explanatory notes are written keeping in mind these very themes.


The Qur An

Author by : Jane McAuliffe
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : ""The connectivity fostered by globalization coupled with the increased tension generated by the tragedies of September 11th and other terrorist atrocities have created an intellectual hunger on both sides of the divide between the West and the Islamic world. Americans, Europeans, and others in "the West" want adequate and reliable information about Islam and the Muslim world. But what they get is often misleading, distorted and sensationalized. To offset this, those of us who know something about these subjects have been working overtime to correct the inaccuracies and to stop the flow of misinformation. Many religious leaders and scholars in the Muslim world are on a similar quest. They want to know how people in non-Muslim countries learn about Islam, the Qur'an, and the fundamentals of Muslim faith and practice because they, too, are fully aware of the falsehoods and fabrications that often pass for the truth in many American and European media outlets, whether news media or social media. Even more urgently, they seek to present a counter-narrative to the perverse and corrupted versions of Islam preached by groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram. Hope this book will be helpful in their efforts. ""--


Predication And Ontology

Author by : Alexander Kalbarczyk
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : In Predication and Ontology A. Kalbarczyk provides the first monograph-length study of the Arabic reception of Aristotle’s Categories. At the center of attention is the critical reappraisal of that treatise by Ibn Sīnā (d. 428 AH/1037 AD), better known in the Latin West as Avicenna. Ibn Sīnā’s reading of the Categories is examined in the context of his wider project of rearranging the transmitted body of philosophical knowledge. Against the background of the late ancient commentary tradition and subsequent exegetical efforts, Ibn Sīnā’s Kitāb al-Maqūlāt of the Šifāʾ is interpreted as a milestone in the gradual reshuffle of the relationship between logic proper and ontology. In order to assess the philosophical impact of this realignment, some of the subsequent developments in Ibn Sīnā’s writings and in the emerging post-Avicennian tradition are also taken into account. The thematic focus lies on the two fundamental classification schemes which Aristotle introduces in the treatise: the fourfold division of Cat. 2 ("of a subject"/"in a subject") and the tenfold scheme of Cat. 4 (i.e., substance and the nine genera of accidents). They both pose the question of whether and how the manner in which an expression is predicated relates to extra-linguistic reality. As the study intends to show, this question is one of the driving forces of Ibn Sīnā’s momentous reform of the Aristotelian curriculum.


Citizen Islam

Author by : Zeyno Baran
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : Since September 11, Western governments have legitimized and empowered "nonviolent Islamists" as representatives of Islam for all Muslims in the West, an approach that has worried Muslim moderates. Citizen Islam addresses the implications of this approach. The book opens with an overview of the theology and history of Islam, to show that violence and intolerance are not fundamental aspects of the religion. It then explains the growth of Islamism in Europe and in the United States before suggesting that both are finally beginning to recognize the threat posed by nonviolent Islamists. Lastly, it outlines steps that Western and Muslims leaders can take to strengthen moderate Islam and counter the threat of Islamism. Written by Zeyno Baran, a Turkish-born Muslim, Citizen Islam sheds a sharp light on Muslim communities in the West. It concludes that there is much that Western governments can still do to reverse the spread of Islamism. But they must act quickly.


The Sexual History Of The Global South

Author by : Saskia Wieringa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zed Books Ltd.
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Description : The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and post-colonial cultural critique. Featuring twelve case studies, based on original historical and ethnographic research from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the book examines the sexual investments underlying the colonial project and the construction of modern nation-states. Covering issues of heteronormativity, post-colonial amnesia regarding non-normative sexualities, women's sexual agency, the policing of the boundaries between the public and the private realm, sexual citizenship, the connections between LGBTQ activism and processes of state formation, and the emergence of sexuality studies in the global South, this collection is of great geographical, historical, and topical significance.