Veiled Sentiments

Veiled Sentiments

This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and ...

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520965980

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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First published in 1986, Lila Abu-Lughod’s Veiled Sentiments has become a classic ethnography in the field of anthropology. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations, morality, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But Abu-Lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the complexity of culture. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations. The afterword ends with a personal meditation on the meaning—for all involved—of the radical experience of anthropological fieldwork and the responsibilities it entails for ethnographers.
Categories: Social Science

Writing Women s Worlds

Writing Women s Worlds

As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography.

Author: Lila Abu-Lughod

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520256514

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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Extrait de la couverture : " In 1978 Lila Abu-Lughod climbed out of a dusty van to meet members of a small Awlad 'Ali Bedouin community. Living in this Egyptian Bedouin settlement for extended periods during the following decade, Abu-Lughod took part in family life, with its moments of humor, affection, and anger. As the new teller of these tales Abu-Lughod draws on anthropological and feminist insights to construct a critical ethnography. She explores how the telling of these stories challenges the power of anthropological theory to render adequately the lives of others and the way feminist theory appropriates Third World women. Writing Women's Worlds is thus at once a vivid set of stories and a study in the politics of representation."
Categories: Social Science

Palestinian Women

Palestinian Women

Lila Abu-Lughod, Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), pp. 39-77, esp. pp. 40-41. Also
see Suad Joseph, "Introduction: Theories and Dynamics of Gender, Self, and
Identity ...

Author: Cheryl Rubenberg

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 155587956X

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This work provides a case study of the deleterious effects of patriarchy among Palestinians living in rural villages and refugee camps of the West Bank: its negative consequences for men as well as women, for democratization and for progress toward the creation of a more just society.
Categories: Social Science

Media Worlds

Media Worlds

This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, ...

Author: Faye D. Ginsburg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520928169

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

View: 930

This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, video—are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.
Categories: Social Science

Nakba

Nakba

By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were dispossessed to create the state of Israel, the contributors to this volume illuminate the contemporary Palestinian ...

Author: Ahmad H. Sa'di

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509701

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 254

For outside observers, current events in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are seldom related to the collective memory of ordinary Palestinians. But for Palestinians themselves, the iniquities of the present are experienced as a continuous replay of the injustice of the past. By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were dispossessed to create the state of Israel, the contributors to this volume illuminate the contemporary Palestinian experience and clarify the moral claims they make for justice and redress. The book's essays consider the ways in which Palestinians have remembered and organized themselves around the Nakba, a central trauma that continues to be refracted through Palestinian personal and collective memory. Analyzing oral histories and written narratives, poetry and cinema, personal testimony and courtroom evidence, the authors show how the continuing experience of violence, displacement, and occupation have transformed the pre-Nakba past and the land of Palestine into symbols of what has been and continues to be lost. Nakba brings to light the different ways in which Palestinians experienced and retain in memory the events of 1948. It is the first book to examine in detail how memories of Palestine's cataclysmic past are shaped by differences of class, gender, generation, and geographical location. In exploring the power of the past, the authors show the urgency of the question of memory for understanding the contested history of the present. Contributors: Lila Abu Lughod, Columbia University; Diana Keown Allan, Harvard University; Haim Bresheeth, University of East London; Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University; Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley; Isabelle Humphries, University of Surrey; Lena Jayyusi, Zayed University; Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London; Omar Al-Qattan, filmmaker; Ahmad H. Sa'di, Ben-Gurion University; Rosemary Sayigh, Lebanon-based anthropologist; Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles
Categories: History

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

... works includes three singleauthored ethnographies, Veiled Sentiments: Honor
and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (1986), Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin
Stories (1993), and Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt (
2004), ...

Author: R. Jon McGee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276304

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.
Categories: Social Science

Conflict Community and Honor

Conflict  Community  and Honor

Veiled Sentiments. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1987. Adkins, Arthur. Merit and Responsibility: A Study in
Greek Values. Oxford: Clarendon, 1960. Augsburger, David W. “Inner Controls, ...

Author: John H. Elliott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621890348

Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 728

"Here, as elsewhere. Elliott expertly joins the findings of social-scientific research with the insights of literary and theological analysis to clarify the `good news' that is proclaimed in this often-overlooked New Testament writing."---Victor Paul Furnish. University Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Southern Methodist University."Affirming that 1 Peter represents from beginning to end a coherent and integrated line of thought, Prof. Elliott seeks to show in these two essays how this pastoral letter, forged to respond to the alienated situation of its readers, employs the conceptuality of the moral discourse and pivotal values of honor and shame that reigned in its contemporary world. The book is an excellent introduction to Prof. Elliott's seminal work in applying social-scientific analysis of this New Testament writing, and will richly reward its careful reader."---Paul J. Achtemeier, Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA"[This volume] reveals the letter in its own context, in such a way that we can appropriate its message and values into our own."---Carolyn Osiek, Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity School
Categories: Religion

Sex Honor and Power in the Deuteronomistic History

Sex  Honor  and Power in the Deuteronomistic History

BIBLIOGRAPHY Abu-Lughod, L. 1986 Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a
Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University of California Press. Ackerman, J. 1990 '
Knowing Good and Evil: A Literary Analysis of the Court History in 2 Samuel 9–
20 ...

Author: Ken Stone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850756406

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 471

In this original work, Stone studies the structure and social presuppositions of several narratives from the Deuteronomistic History in which sexual activity plays a significant role. Both narratological and anthropological tools are utilized in the textual analysis. Stone interestingly notes the link between sexual activity, gender and prestige structures; the emphasis on male contest and female chastity discussed by anthropologists of honour and shame; and the role of the exchange of women in relations between men. In each story, sexual practice is primarily related to male struggles for honour and power.
Categories: Religion

Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology

Genealogies for the Present in Cultural Anthropology

Abu-Lughod, Lila 1986 Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin
Society. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1988 Can There be a Feminist
Ethnography? Women and Performance 5:7¥27«. 1990a TheRomance of
Resistance: ...

Author: Bruce M. Knauft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136661341

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 474

In the wake of tensions between modern and postmodern sensibilities, what larger directions now emerge in cultural anthropology? In this major work, Bruce Knauft takes stock of important recent initiatives in cultural and critical theory. By combining critical reviews and ethnographic engagements with fresh readings of major figures and approaches, the work develops a larger vantage point for considering the dispersing influence of practice theories, postmodernism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, modern/post-positive feminism, and multicultural criticisms.
Categories: Social Science

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley, Los
Angeles, London: University ... 'Employment and Unemployment among the
Negev Bedouin', Nomadic People, 4(2): 84–94. Abu Rabia, R. 2011. 'Redefining
Polygamy ...

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472439475

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 131

When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.
Categories: Social Science

Performing the Nation

Performing the Nation

Abrahams, R. G., ed. 1985. Villagers, Villages, and the State in Modern Tanzania.
Cambridge African Monographs, no. 4. Cambridge: African Studies Centre. Abu-
Lughod, Lila. 1986. Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society.

Author: Kelly Askew

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226029808

Category: Music

Page: 417

View: 104

Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of research, including extensive experience as a taarab and dansi performer, Askew explores the intimate relations among musical practice, political ideology, and economic change. She reveals the processes and agents involved in the creation of Tanzania's national culture, from government elites to local musicians, poets, wedding participants, and traffic police. Throughout, Askew focuses on performance itself—musical and otherwise—as key to understanding both nation-building and interpersonal power dynamics.
Categories: Music

Revenge in Athenian Culture

Revenge in Athenian Culture

Abu-Lughod, L. (1987) Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin
Society, Berkeley: University of California Press. Adkins, A. (1960a) Merit and
Responsibility. A Study in Greek Values, Oxford: Clarendon Press. ——— (1960b
) ...

Author: Fiona McHardy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472502537

Category: History

Page: 192

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Revenge was an all important part of the ancient Athenian mentality, intruding on all forms of life - even where we might not expect to find it today. Revenge was of prime importance as a means of survival for the people of early Greece and remained in force during the rise of the 'poleis'. The revenge of epic heroes such as Odysseus and Menalaus influences later thinking about revenge and suggests that avengers prosper. Nevertheless, this does not mean that all forms of revenge were seen as equally acceptable in Athens. Differences in response are expected depending on the crime and the criminal. Through a close examination of the texts, Fiona McHardy here reveals a more complex picture of how the Athenian people viewed revenge.
Categories: History

Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights

Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights

... expressive culture (from poetry to television dramas), she is the author of three
award-winning ethnographies: Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a
Bedouin Society, Writing Women's Worlds: Bedouin Stories, and Dramas
ofNationhood: ...

Author: Dorothy L. Hodgson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204612

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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An interdisciplinary collection, Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights examines the potential and limitations of the "women's rights as human rights" framework as a strategy for seeking gender justice. Drawing on detailed case studies from the United States, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, contributors to the volume explore the specific social histories, political struggles, cultural assumptions, and gender ideologies that have produced certain rights or reframed long-standing debates in the language of rights. The essays address the gender-specific ways in which rights-based protocols have been analyzed, deployed, and legislated in the past and the present and the implications for women and men, adults and children in various social and geographical locations. Questions addressed include: What are the gendered assumptions and effects of the dominance of rights-based discourses for claims to social justice? What kinds of opportunities and limitations does such a "culture of rights" provide to seekers of justice, whether individuals or collectives, and how are these gendered? How and why do female bodies often become the site of contention in contexts pitting cultural against juridical perspectives? The contributors speak to central issues in current scholarly and policy debates about gender, culture, and human rights from comparative disciplinary, historical, and geographical perspectives. By taking "gender," rather than just "women," seriously as a category of analysis, the chapters suggest that the very sources of the power of human rights discourses, specifically "women's rights as human rights" discourses, to produce social change are also the sources of its limitations.
Categories: Political Science

Work in a Modern Society

Work in a Modern Society

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University
of California Press. Ahuja, R. 1999. Die Erzeugung kolonialer Staatlichkeit und
das Problem der Arbeit. Eine Studie zur Sozialgeschichte der Stadt Madras und ...

Author: Jürgen Kocka

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845457976

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 159

Whereas the history of workers and labor movements has been widely researched, the history of work has been rather neglected by comparison. This volume offers original contributions that deal with cultural, social and theoretical aspects of the history of work in modern Europe, including the relations between gender and work, working and soldiering, work and trust, constructions and practices. The volume focuses on Germany but also places the case studies in a broader European context. It thus offers an insight into social and cultural history as practiced by German-speaking scholars today but also introduces the reader to ongoing research in this field.
Categories: History

Aspekte des Menschseins im Alten Mesopotamien

Aspekte des Menschseins im Alten Mesopotamien

abu-Lughod, L. 1986 Veiled Sentiments. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society.
Berkeley, Los angeles, London. abusch, t. 1987 Babylonian Witchcraft Literature.
Case Studies. atlanta, Georgia. 1998 „Ghost and God: some Observations on a ...

Author: Ulrike Steinert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004226142

Category: Social Science

Page: 644

View: 680

Rooted in Assyriology with a strong interdisciplinary outlook, this book offers the first comprehensive study of ancient Mesopotamian notions of the human person, including semantic analyses of Akkadian terms for body parts and multiple aspects of the self.
Categories: Social Science

Money Makes Us Relatives

Money Makes Us Relatives

Abu-Lughod, Lila (1986) Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin
Society. Berkeley:University of Washington Press. Akder, A.Halis and Murat
Güvenç (2000) Devlet Reformu: Yoksulluk. Istanbul: The Turkish Economic and
Social ...

Author: Jenny B. White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134358083

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In the rural immigrant community of Istanbul, poor women spend up to fifty hours a week producing goods for export, yet deny that they actually 'work'. Money Makes Us Relatives asks why Turkish society devalues women's work, concealing its existence while creating a vast pool of cheap labor for the world market. Drawing on two years of ethnographic fieldwork among family producers and pieceworkers, and using fascinating case studies throughout, Jenny B. White shows how women's paid work is viewed in terms of kinship relations of reciprocity and obligation - an extension of domestic work for the family, which is culturally valued but poorly compensated. Whilst offering the benefits of social identity and long-term security, women's work also reflects global capitalism's ability to capture local cultural norms, and to use these to lower production costs and create exploitative conditions. This fully revised second edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated references, comparative material on women's labor elsewhere in the world, and brand new material on Islam, globalization, gender and Turkish family life. It is an important contribution to debates about women's participation in late global capitalism.
Categories: Social Science

Honour and Conflict in the Ancient World

Honour and Conflict in the Ancient World

Abou-Zeid, A. 1965 'Honour and Shame Among the Bedouins of Egypt' in J. G.
Peristiany (ed.), Honour ... Abu-Lughod, L. 1986 Veiled Sentiments: Honor and
Poetry in a Bedouin Society (Berkeley: University of California Press). Abu-Zahra
 ...

Author: Mark T. Finney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567386793

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 958

In this volume, Finney argues that the conflict in 1 Corinthians is driven by lust for honour and Paul's use of the paradigm of the cross. Studies in contemporary social anthropology have noted the importance of male honour and how this is able to generate ideas of social identity within a community and to elucidate patterns of social behaviour. Finney examines the letter of 1 Corinthians , which presents a unique expose of numerous aspects of social life in the first-century Greco-Roman world where honour was of central importance. At the same time, filotimia (the love and lust for honour) also had the capacity to generate an environment of competition, antagonism, factionalism, and conflict, all of which are clearly evident within the pages of 1 Corinthians . Finney seeks to examine the extent to which the social constraints of filotimia, and its potential for conflict, lay behind the many problems evident within the nascent Christ-movement at Corinth. Finney presents a fresh reading of the letter, and the thesis it proposes is that the honour-conflict model, hitherto overlooked in studies on 1 Corinthians , provides an appropriate and compelling framework within which to view the many disparate aspects of the letter in their social context. Formerly the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement , this is a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches.
Categories: Religion

At the Limits of Justice

At the Limits of Justice

Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1986. Abu-Odeh, Lama. “Crimes of Honor and the
Construction of Gender in Arab Society.” In Women and Sexuality in Muslim
Society, ed.

Author: Suvendrini Perera

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442616462

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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The fear and violence that followed the events of September 11, 2001 touched lives all around the world, even in places that few would immediately associate with the global war on terror. In At the Limits of Justice, twenty-nine contributors from six countries explore the proximity of terror in their own lives and in places ranging from Canada and the United States to Jamaica, Palestine/Israel, Australia, Guyana, Chile, Pakistan, and across the African continent. In this collection, female scholars of colour – including leading theorists on issues of indigeneity, race, and feminism – examine the political, social, and personal repercussions of the war on terror through contributions that range from testimony and poetry to scholarly analysis. Inspired by both the personal and the global impact of this violence within the war on terror, they expose the way in which the war on terror is presented as a distant and foreign issue at the same time that it is deeply present in the lives of women and others all around the world. An impassioned but rigorous examination of issues of race and gender in contemporary politics, At the Limits of Justice is also a call to create moral communities which will find terror and violence unacceptable.
Categories: Social Science

Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb

Subordination to all others requires negotiations and bargaining. Lila Abu
Lughod, Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1986), 244–246. Charles Lindholm similarly
maintains that ...

Author: James Toth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199969609

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Sayyid Qutb is widely considered the guiding intellectual of radical Islam, with a direct line connecting him to Osama bin Laden. But Qutb has too often been treated maliciously or reductively-"the Philosopher of Islamic Terror," as Paul Berman famously put it in the New York Times Magazine. James Toth offers an even-handed account of Sayyid Qutb and shows him to be a much more complex figure than the many one-dimensional portraits would have us believe. Qutb first gained notice as a novelist, literary critic, and poet but then turned to religious and political criticism aimed at the Egyptian government and Muslims he deemed insufficiently pious. After a two-year sojourn in the U.S., he returned to Egypt even more radicalized and joined the Muslim Brotherhood, eventually taking charge of its propaganda operation. When Brotherhood members were accused of assassinating Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the group was outlawed and Qutb imprisoned. He was executed in 1966, becoming the first martyr to the Islamist cause. Using an analytical approach that investigates without passing judgment, Toth traces the life and thought of Qutb, giving attention not only to his well-known Signposts on the Road, but also to his less-studied works like Social Justice in Islam and his 30-volume Qur'anic commentary, In the Shade of the Qur'an. Toth's aim is to give Qutb's ideas a fair hearing, to measure their impact, and to treat him like other intellectuals who inspire revolutions, however unpopular they may be. In offering a more nuanced account of Qutb, one that moves beyond the cartoonish depictions of him as the evil genius lurking behind today's terrorists, Sayyid Qutb deepens our understanding of a central figure of radical Islam and, indeed, our understanding of radical Islam itself.
Categories: Religion