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What Does the Hajj Mean?

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modernist Islamic thinkers see the hajj as a treasure house of fluid symbols carrying infinite meanings everyone is free to interpret and reinterpret as they choose. In their view, “reading” the ... More


Misrepresenting the Revolution, Misreading Foucault

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

in Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows why Foucault’s critics misunderstood his writings on the Iranian revolution. This misunderstanding, the chapter argues, is based both on a misreading of Foucault’s critique of the ... More


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