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Modernity according to the Islamic State, Boko Haram, the Taliban et al
The institutions of the modern state have reconfigured perceptions of sharia to focus on punishment rather than ethics.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 12:22 GMT
Why are there no Muslim philosophers?
Are Muslim academics playing the role of 'house Muslims'?
Last updated: 12 Jun 2014 10:28 GMT
Stuart Hall's revolutionary legacy
Hall's work in cultural studies offers unique insight into the role of the youth in the Arab revolutions.
Last updated: 16 Feb 2014 08:30 GMT
Who is the terrorist? Violence and power in Egypt after Morsi
Despite the July coup, the military's position is not as strong as it seems given Egypt's weak economy.
Last updated: 22 Aug 2013 12:30 GMT
WikiLeaks and Anonymous respond to status quo journalism
Wikileaks and Anonymous challenge global hegemonies of power and the popular narratives that underpin them.
Last updated: 29 Jul 2013 15:02 GMT
Edward Snowden's jihad
The NSA whistleblower's battle against US surveillance fits into a modernist reading of jihad as a fight for betterment.
Last updated: 10 Jun 2013 18:04 GMT
A post-colonial comedy of errors
Post-colonial theorists agree that "there is no strict division between the coloniser and the colonised".
Last updated: 13 Apr 2013 10:08 GMT
Can non-Europeans think?
What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'?
Last updated: 15 Jan 2013 11:41 GMT
Slavoj Zizek and the role of the philosopher
Zizek "disrupts" ideological structures, the underside of acceptable philosophical, religious and political discourses.
Last updated: 25 Dec 2012 12:24 GMT
Adunis, the revolutionary poet
Syrian poet Adunis may be at the heart of modern Arabic poetry, yet the Arab Spring has consigned him to irrelevance.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2011 12:56 GMT
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