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Sardar, Ziauddin

Works: 126 works in 589 publications in 3 languages and 17,779 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Popular works  Miscellanea  Interviews  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Editor, Artist
Classifications: BP163, 909.82
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Most widely held works by Ziauddin Sardar
Postmodernism and the other the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar ( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,134 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'."--BOOK JACKET
Islam, postmodernism, and other futures a Ziauddin Sardar reader by Ziauddin Sardar ( )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first introduction to leading British Muslim intellectual, author, journalist and cultural commentator, Zia Sardar
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar ( )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium. But what exactly is it, and how is it applied? It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline - a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 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
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 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
What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 960 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 Chaos by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Choas, the most important advance in science since the advent of Quantum Theory, attempts to answer such baffling questions
Seven wonders of the Muslim world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 620 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
The life of Muhammad ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 555 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
The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women and Islam ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leila Ahmed argues the case for revision of the widely-held views of the Islamic world about the role of women, using examples from history and the role played by women in the contemporary society. She explains the origin of the veil, and discusses the issue of marriage and women's rights within marriage
Science, technology, and development in the Muslim world by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 364 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."
The no-nonsense guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 358 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."--BOOK JACKET
Introducing Islam by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic culture has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. This title offers a look into this sometimes misunderstood faith
Orientalism by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient', is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of Orientalism, the practice of Orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward Said's contribution in an appropriate historical context, examines the work of his critics, and explores the postmodern future of Orientalism."--BOOK JACKET
Islamic futures : the shape of ideas to come by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Touch of Midas : science, values, and environment in Islam and the West ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and technology in the Middle East : a guide to issues, organizations, and institutions by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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
Sardār, Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn 1951-
Sardār, Z̤iyāʾuddīn 1951-
Ziauddin Sardar.
Ziauddin Sardar 1951-
Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-
Z̤iyāʾuddīn Sardār 1951-
زيودين ساردار، 1951-
ساردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-
سردار، ضياء الدين، 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
English (330)
Urdu (1)
Danish (1)