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Concerning Some ‘Isms’

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Visitors in India often encounter the terms ‘communalism’, ‘nationalism’, and ‘socialism’. In this chapter, the author comments on their implications in every Indian problem as she understood them in ... More


Cultural Identity and Genre

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter analyzes certain common genres and their relation to prevailing sociopolitical and cultural conditions in the Arab countries. From the conventions and subjects of the respective film ... More


The Argument through the United Nations

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the argument that human rights are Western in the context of the United Nations (UN): the notion of human rights in modern times seems to have arisen in the context of the UN. ... More


Are We the Greeks? Understanding Antiquity and Ourselves in Television Documentaries

Fiona Hobden

in Ancient Greece on British Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The notion that the West has its cultural and political roots in ancient Greece has long been a mainstay of discourses on national identity in Britain, as in other countries (primarily in Europe and ... More


Bourgeois Islam and Muslims Without Mosques: Muslim Liberalism and Its Discontents in Indonesia

Carool Kersten

in Islam after Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190851279
eISBN:
9780190943028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851279.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Within the context of Indonesia’s encounters with liberalism in late colonial and postcolonial times, this chapter examines Muslim discourses that are critical of both Western liberal ideology and ... More


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