The Resource Islamism and Islam, Bassam Tibi

Islamism and Islam, Bassam Tibi

Label
Islamism and Islam
Title
Islamism and Islam
Statement of responsibility
Bassam Tibi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite the intense media focus on Muslims and their religion since the tragedy of 9/11, few Western scholars or policymakers today have a clear idea of the distinctions between Islam and the politically based fundamentalist movement known as Islamism. In this important and illuminating book, Bassam Tibi, a senior scholar of Islamic politics, provides a corrective to this dangerous gap in our understanding. He explores the true nature of contemporary Islamism and the essential ways in which it differs from the religious faith of Islam. Drawing on research in twenty Islamic countries over three decades, Tibi describes Islamism as a political ideology based on a reinvented version of Islamic law. In separate chapters devoted to the major features of Islamism, he discusses the Islamist vision of state order, the centrality of antisemitism in Islamist ideology, Islamism's incompatibility with democracy, the reinvention of jihadism as terrorism, the invented tradition of shari'a law as constitutional order, and the Islamists' confusion of the concepts of authenticity and cultural purity. Tibi's concluding chapter applies elements of Hannah Arendt's theory to identify Islamism as a totalitarian ideology
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
320.5/57
Index
index present
LC call number
BP173.5
LC item number
.T534 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Islamism and Islam, Bassam Tibi
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Islamism is not Islam -- Islamism and the political order -- Islamism and antisemitism -- Islamism and democracy -- Islamism and violence : the new world disorder -- Islamism and law : shariatization as an invention of tradition -- Islamism, purity, and authenticity -- Islamism and totalitarianism -- Civil Islam as an alternative to Islamism
Control code
ocn784953778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160147
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 0739b762-ad3f-410d-a8ac-5d0c30108014
  • 22573/ctt111vnf
  • 360131
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32194961
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)784953778
  • pebcs0300160143

Library Locations

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