Textbook Violence - James R. Lewis

Textbook Violence - James R. Lewis

Toward an Appreciation of Non-Normativity: A Quasi-Autobiography

Textbook Violence - James R. Lewis

Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Rochester. His research and publications focus on both Jewish philosophy and Islamic Studies. He has authored numerous books, including Situating Islam: The Past and Future of an Academic Discipline (Equinox, 2007); Theorizing Islam: Disciplinary Deconstruction and Reconstruction (Equinox, 2012); Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (Columbia, 2012); and Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History (Oxford, 2012). He currently serves as the editor of the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.

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This chapter examines the unwillingness of most textbooks on Islam to deal with issues of violence, terrorism, or similar issues. I will do this through an autobiographical account of how I came to write my own textbook—Muslim Identities: An Introduction to Islam (New York: Columbia University Press, 2014)—as a response to these others.

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Hughes, Aaron. Toward an Appreciation of Non-Normativity: A Quasi-Autobiography. Textbook Violence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 196-209 Aug 2017. ISBN 9781781792599. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30515. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30515. Aug 2017

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