Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere - A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam - Dietrich Jung

Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere - A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam - Dietrich Jung

“Islam as a Problem:” The Formation of Islamic Studies

Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere - A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam - Dietrich Jung

Dietrich Jung [+-]
University of Southern Denmark
Dietrich Jung is a Professor and Head of Department at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He holds a MA in Political Science and Islamic Studies, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Hamburg, Germany and has large field experience in the Muslim world. He has published numerous scholarly articles on causes of war, peace and conflict studies, political Islam, modern Turkey and on conflicts in the Middle East. His most recent book (edited with Catharina Raudvere) is Religion, Politics, and Turkey’s EU Accession (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

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Discussing the formation of Islamic studies as a distinct academic discipline, this chapter will focus on the life and work of four scholars who were crucial for the construction and dissemination of modern knowledge on Islam.

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Jung, Dietrich. “Islam as a Problem:” The Formation of Islamic Studies. Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphere - A Genealogy of the Modern Essentialist Image of Islam. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 157 - 214 Dec 2011. ISBN 9781845539009. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19734. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19734. Dec 2011

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