Muslim Identities - An Introduction to Islam Second Edition - Aaron W. Hughes

Muslim Identities - An Introduction to Islam Second Edition - Aaron W. Hughes

12. Islam and “the West”

Muslim Identities - An Introduction to Islam Second Edition - Aaron W. Hughes

Aaron W. Hughes [+-]
University of Rochester
Aaron W. Hughes is the Dean’s Professor of the Humanities and the Philip S. Bernstein Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics 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 explores recent tensions between Islam and the so-called West. Its point of departure is the events of September 11, 2001. It also explores more recent iterations of Islamic maximalists, such as ISIS. The chapter then turns its attention to the rise of Islamophobia in the West.

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Hughes, Aaron. 12. Islam and “the West”. Muslim Identities - An Introduction to Islam Second Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 229-242 Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502093. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43109. Date accessed: 06 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43109. Nov 2022

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