Islam, Globalization and Postmodernity by Akbar S. Ahmed, Hastings Donnan

By Akbar S. Ahmed, Hastings Donnan

This ebook examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the changes, contradictions and demanding situations confronting modern Islam because it strikes in the direction of the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of tradition and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the realm like by no means ahead of. those advancements have generated a debate between Muslims which, because the members to this quantity exhibit, can have far-reaching effects not only for the Muslim global, yet for family among Islam and the West extra regularly.

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1990b) Theories of modernity and postmodernity, London: Sage. Wallerstein, I. (1974) The modern world-system, New York: Academic Press. — (1984) The politics of the world-economy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ) Global culture: nationalism, globalization and modernity, London: Sage. Worsley, P. ) Global culture: nationalism, globalization and modernity, London: Sage. Chapter 2 Turkish arabesk and the city Urban popular culture as spatial practice1 Martin Stokes For Christians and Muslims, Istanbul has long been an icon of the meeting of East and West, and the place of Turkey in the world.

The association of urban order with an MARTIN STOKES 27 architectural language of straight streets, facades, viewpoints and parks arose explicitly in the urban planning of the Tanzimat era (1839–1976). As Mitchell points out (1991:162), Saadatli Kutlu Bey’s new European quarter in Pera, built in the 1860s, was intended as a model of urban planning for the entire empire. The Tanzimat marked an orientation of the entire Levant towards the emerging domination of north west European capital from the 1860s onwards.

For a more detailed musicological elaboration of this approach, see Stokes 1992a: chapter 6. For a discussion of the films see Stokes 1992a: 138–42 and Özbek’s interview with Gencebay on the subject of the film Batsin Bu Dünyayi (Özbek 1991:219–36). Belly dancing is a highly significant but little researched topic. I am grateful to Reinhard Schultze for pointing out that a recent seminar on the subject of belly dancing lead by Oleg Grabar has begun to examine the history of this art form. Amongst other things, belly dancing was reputedly the late nineteenth century ‘invention’ of a nightclub owner in Berlin seeking touristic erotica to rival the French Can-Can.

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