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Sardar, Ziauddin

Works: 239 works in 932 publications in 16 languages and 22,628 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Miscellanea  Interviews  Bibliography  Drama  Comic books, strips, etc  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, zxx, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: BP161.3, 297
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ziauddin Sardar
What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 946 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
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 927 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
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 861 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'
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 833 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
Seven wonders of the Muslim world( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of intimate, 10-minute portraits explores the lives and beliefs of six young people whose usual places of worship are beautiful and historic mosques in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The documentary follows the six Muslims of different cultures and traditions as they go on the journey of a lifetime - the pilgrimage to Mecca, where the prophet Muhammad was born. The seven wonders of the title include: The Grand Mosque in Mecca; The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem; The Alhambra in Granada, Spain; The Blue Mosque in Istanbul; The Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali; The Imam Mosque in Esfahan, Iran; and The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
The life of Muhammad( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 650 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
Mecca : the sacred city by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 650 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."
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

57 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 587 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
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 484 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."
Introducing chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and Islam( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 470 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
Cyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighway( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and Turkish and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology, and development in the Muslim world by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 364 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
Orientalism by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 359 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."--Jacket
The no-nonsense guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 351 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 media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-ProductionThe End Result; Arguments Against Television; Public Service Broadcasting; Quality is the Thing; Film; Cinematic Codes; Editing; Alien Angst; Other ID Characters; The Rightful Place for Women; Hollywood Stereotypes; World Cinema: Bollwood; Hong Kong Cinema; Cinema Elsewhere; Third Cinema; The Video Revolution; Fake Videos; New Technologies; Cable and Satellite TV; The Web; Criticisms of the Web; Ownership; What is Synergy?; Mega-Conglomeration; Media Imperialism; Celebrity; Manufacturing Fame; The Future; Reading List; Index
Postmodernism and the other : the new imperialism of Western culture by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first introduction to leading British Muslim intellectual, author, journalist and cultural commentator, Zia Sardar
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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-

Ziauddin Sardar britischer Intellektueller, pakistanischer Herkunft

Ziauddin Sardar Brits journalist

Z̤iyāʾ-ad-Dīn Sardār 1951-

Z̤iyāʾuddīn Sardār 1951-

زيودين ساردار، 1951-

ساردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

سردار، ضياء الدين، 1951-

ضياء الدين سردار

സിയാവുദ്ദീന് സര് ദാര്

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

Why do people hate America?Postmodernism for beginnersReading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of IslamIntroducing cultural studiesIntroducing mathematicsIntroducing chaosCyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighwayIntroducing Islam