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Sardar, Ziauddin

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Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, postmodernism, and other futures : a Ziauddin Sardar reader by Ziauddin Sardar( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author laments that for far too many Muslims, the Qur'an he had learned in his mother's lap has become a stick used for ensuring conformity and suppressing dissenting views. Indeed, some find in the Qur'an justification for misogyny, validation for hatred of others, an obsession with dress and mindless ritual, rules for running modern states. Arguing against these trends, he speaks out for a more open, less doctrinaire approach to reading the Qur'an. He contends that the Qur'an is not fixed in stone for all time, but a dynamic text which every generation must encounter anew, and whose relevance and implications for our time we have yet to fully discover. The words of the Qur'an imply movement: the religious life, it tells us, is not about standing still but always striving to make our life, our society, the entire world around us a better place for everyone. He explores the Qur'an from a variety of perspectives, from traditional exegesis to hermeneutics, critical theory, and cultural analysis, drawing fresh and contemporary lessons from the Sacred Text. He also examines what the Qur'an says about such contemporary topics as power and politics, rights of women, suicide, domestic violence, sex, homosexuality, the veil, freedom of expression, and evolution. In his book about the Qur'an and Islam today, the author opens a new window on this remarkable Sacred Text.-- From publisher, Oxford University Press
Black skin, white masks by Frantz Fanon( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanon, born in Martinique and educated in France, is generally regarded as the leading anti-colonial thinker of the 20th century. His first book is an analysis of the impact of colonial subjugation on the black psyche. It is a very personal account of Fanon's experience being black: as a man, an intellectual, and a party to a French education.--Adapted from
Introducing postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century. Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American corporations and popular culture affect the lives and infect the indigenous cultures of millions around the world. The foreign policy of the US government, backed by its military strength, has unprecedented global influence now that the USA is the world's only superpower. America also exports its value systems, defining what it means to be civilized, rational, developed, and democratic--indeed, what it is to be human. Meanwhile, the US itself is impervious to outside influence, and if most Americans think of the rest of the world at all, it is in terms of deeply ingrained cultural stereotypes. Many people do hate America, in the Middle East and the developing countries as well as in Europe. The authors consider this hatred in the context of America's own perception of itself, and provide an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed by people of all nations, cultures, religions, and political persuasions.--From publisher description
Mecca : the Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir."
What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents readers with an explanation of the roots and beliefs of Islam, and seeks to provide an objective view of this often misinterpreted religion. Author Ziauddin Sardar explains what makes a Muslim; where Muslims come from and who they are today; what, exactly, they believe and how they reflect those beliefs; and where Islam is headed. Includes a chronology of Islamic history from A.D. 632 to the present, a glossary of terms, selections from the Qur'an and the Hadith, as well as list of further reading
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( )

69 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the origins of cultural studies, and examining the ideas of its exponents, this is a guide to the essential concepts of this area of study
The life of Muhammad( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures--through to his death and his legacy"--Container
Introducing chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Chaos" explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern mathematics and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the new unifying theory which suggests that all complex systems evolve from a few simple rules. This is an accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory that could dramatically change our view of the natural world and our place in a turbulent universe
The no-nonsense guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many non-Muslims, the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the US deepened an association of Islam with violence, despotism and suppression. They asked: Why are Muslims so violent? How can Islam justify the terrorism of al-Qaeda, the suicide bombers in Palestine, the beheadings under Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia, or stoning to death of adulterers in Nigeria? Why do Muslims ignore human and women's rights? Why is democracy in the Muslim world conspicuous by its general absence? Have the Muslims declared jihad (righteous struggle) against 'Western infidels'?" "But Muslims see Islam as about peace and justice. So, what is 'real Islam'? In this No-Nonsense Guide, Sardar and Davies explain the concepts and the rich history of the Muslim world. But they also call for urgent reforms within Islam, and for the West to end its bigotry."--Jacket
Seven wonders of the Muslim world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow six young pilgrims as they make their way from their homes and families on a journey of a lifetime to Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Features the Grand Mosque in Mecca; the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem; the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey; the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali; the Imam Mosque in Esfahan, Iran; and the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
Critical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quarterly magazine of ideas and issues showcasing ground breaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world
Critical Muslim 4 Pakistan by Ziauddin Sardar( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziauddin Sardar questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan, Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits Peshawar, Mahvish Ahmad tracks down the separatist in Quetta, Ehsan Masood watches Pakistani television, Merryl Wyn Davies deconstructs 'imaginariums' of Pakistan, Aamer Hussein discusses Pakistani modern classic fiction, Bina Shah asks if there is boom in Pakistani literature, Bilal Tanweer listens to 'Coke Studio', Muneeza Shamsie discovers the literary
Critical muslim 3;fear and loathing by Ziauddin Sardar( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Muslim 2: The Idea of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Muslim faith, explaining the history of the religion as well as its basic beliefs and its various cultural expressions around the world
The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Mathematics traces the story of mathematics from the ancient world to modern times, describing the great discoveries and providing an accessible introduction to such topics as number-systems, geometry and algebra, the calculus, the theory of the infinite, statistical reasoning and chaos theory."
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Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam
Islam, postmodernism, and other futures : a Ziauddin Sardar readerReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamBlack skin, white masksIntroducing postmodernismWhy do people hate America?What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern IslamIntroducing cultural studiesIntroducing chaos
Alternative Names
Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Sardār, Ḍijā'ddīn 1951-

Sardār, Ḍiyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardar, Diya' al-Din

Sardar, Z.

Sardar, Zia

Sardar, Zia 1951-

Sardār, Ẓiā al-Dīn

Sardar, Ziauddin

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-

Sardār, Z̤iyāʾuddīn 1951-

Sardaras Ziauddinas

Ziauddin Sardar.

Ziauddin Sardar 1951-

Ziauddin Sardar britischer Intellektueller, pakistanischer Herkunft

Ziauddin Sardar Brits journalist

Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Z̤iyāʾuddīn Sardār 1951-

סרדר, זיודין

زيودين ساردار، 1951-

ساردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

سردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

ضياء الدين سردار

ضياء الدين سردار صحفي من المملكة المتحدة

സിയാവുദ്ദീന് സര് ദാര്

사다, 자이오딘 1951-

사다, 지오딘 1951-

사다르, 지아우딘 1951-

사더, 지아우딘 1951-

사르다르, 지아우딘 1951-

サーダー, ジアウッディン

サーダー, ジャーディン

サルダー, ジャウディン

サルダール, ディヤーウッディーン