Ahmed, Akbar S.
Most widely held works about Akbar S Ahmed
Most widely held works by Akbar S Ahmed
Discovering Islam : making sense of Muslim history and society by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
Now reissued with a new introduction, Discovering Islam is a classic account of how the history of Islam and its relations with the West have shaped Islamic society today. Islam is often caricatured as aggressive and fanatic. Written in the tradition of Ibn Khaldun, this readable and wide-ranging book balances that image, uncovers the roots of Islamic discontent and celebrates the sources of its strength. From the four "ideal Caliphs" who succeeded the Prophet to the refugee camps of Peshawar, an objective picture emerges of the main features of Muslim history and the compulsions of Muslim society.
Journey into Islam : the crisis of globalization by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
"Presents a tour of Islam and its peoples as it follows author's anthropological expedition to the three major regions of the Muslim world--the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Reveals unique information on large, often misunderstood populations, describing the experiences and perceptions of ordinary Muslims, women, and youth"--Provided by publisher.
Islam today : a short introduction to the muslim world by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Islam attemps to overcome decades of bigotry and misunderstandings as it explains the tenets of a religion practiced by more than one billion people, explaining the traditions that lie at this belief's heart.
Journey into America : the challenge of Islam by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
"Examines American identity as influenced by its founding and history and the diverse Muslim experience in America, as well as the experience of other religious groups, and how each has affected the other"--Provided by publisher.
Postmodernism and Islam : predicament and promise by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 915 libraries worldwide
"In this book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam." "Emphasizing the role of the mass media in shaping our understanding of East-West relations, Akbar S. Ahmed analyses the ways in which the media turned events like the Salmon Rushdie affair and the Gulf War into a carnival of spectacle and entertainment. He makes use of the postmodern theme of the displaced, circulating image to show how images are used to tell stories - stories which are not always helpful or accurate." "In this new, revised edition, Akbar S. Ahmed includes a new preface, in which he reconsiders this topic in the light of the contemporary, post-September 11, world."--BOOK JACKET.
Resistance and control in Pakistan by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 libraries worldwide
In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading authorities on Islam explains what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes.
Living Islam : from Samarkand to Stornoway by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Recent political upheavals such as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and international crises such as the Salman Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), the Gulf War and 'ethnic cleansing' in Bosnia raise questions about the nature of Islam and its relationship with the West that need urgent consideration.
Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity : the search for Saladin by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film, Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study tells a different story of heroism and tragedy and of backstage manoeuvering among the governing elite of the Raj, and argues for Jinnah's continuing relevance as contemporary Islam debates its future direction.
The future of anthropology : its relevance to the contemporary world ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Islam under siege : living dangerously in a post-honor world by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
"This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Islam, globalization, and postmodernity ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
Millennium and charisma among Pathans : a critical essay in social anthropology by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
After terror : promoting dialogue among civilizations ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Demonstrating the power of dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as suggesting the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation and commitment, this text sets out views from some of the greatest thinkers of our time in order to defuse the ticking time-bomb that is global terrorism.
Islam in tribal societies : from the Atlas to the Indus ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Pukhtun economy and society : traditional structure and economic development in a tribal society by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Pakistan society : Islam, ethnicity, and leadership in South Asia by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Studies the complexity and diversity of Pakistan society illustrated by case studies from Pakistan. Covers the prominence of the Mullahs in the North-West Frontier Province, Sufis in Sind, Sardars in Baluchistan to peasant farmers in Punjab.
The conceit of innocence : losing the conscience of the West in the war against Bosnia ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Innocence may be lost in the post-Cold War West, but the imitation of innocence is evident in the social and political landscape of the 1990s. Eminent sociologist David Riesman has argued that the current culture attempts to imitate a purity of action, motive, and spirit commonly associated with the 1950s: faith in government, optimism concerning the future, and a can-do social and political attitude. These essays by prominent scholars and former policy makers carry forward Riesman's assertions in exposing the pretense in supposedly moral-driven Western policy, especially as it pertains to the crisis in Bosnia."--BOOK JACKET.
Social and economic change in the Tribal Areas, 1972-1976 by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Pieces of green, the sociology of change in Pakistan, 1964-1974 by Akbar S Ahmed ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Pakistan : the social sciences' perspective ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Biography Cultural pluralism in Islam Documentary television programs Drama Economic history Ethnology Ethnology--Methodology Ethnology--Philosophy Ethnopsychology Globalization--Religious aspects--Islam History India Islam Islam and civil society Islam and culture Islam and politics Islam and state Islam and world politics Islam--Essence, genius, nature Islamic countries Islamic modernism Islamic renewal Islam--Study and teaching Israel Jewish-Arab relations Jinnah, Mahomed Ali,--1876-1948 Manners and customs Middle East Middle East--Palestine Muslims--Cultural assimilation Muslims--Ethnic identity Muslims--Social conditions Pakistan Pakistan--Waziristan Palestinian Arabs Peace-building Peaceful change (International relations) Political science Pushtuns Religious awakening--Islam Security, International September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Social history Social structure Statesmen Travel Tribes United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
Aḥmad, Akbar S.
Ahmed, A. S. 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar S.
Ahmed, Akbar Salāh-ad-Din 1943-
Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin
Ahmed, Akbar Salahudin, 1943-
Akbar Salahudin Ahmed
أكبر س. أحمد، 1943-
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