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Sardar, Ziauddin

Works: 244 works in 888 publications in 16 languages and 22,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Popular works  Miscellanea  Interviews  Bibliography  Comic books, strips, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: BP163, 909.82
Publication Timeline
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 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )
48 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 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'
Islam, postmodernism, and other futures a Ziauddin Sardar reader by Ziauddin Sardar( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,139 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 held by 1,109 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? Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media
Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 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
Introducing Chaos by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
37 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 991 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
Why do people hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages 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 )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ziauddin Sardar examines the true teachings of Islam and explores the reality of the Muslim world today. Emphasizing the diversity of Islam and its ideals, he assesses the role Islam plays in the lives of ordinary Muslims and shows how Islamic beliefs and practices help Muslims understand the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
The life of Muhammad ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 594 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
Seven wonders of the Muslim world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow six young pilgrims as they make their way from their homes and families on a journey to Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Muhammad. Features Islam's holiest sites; 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
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 500 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 future of Muslim civilisation by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyberfutures : culture and politics on the information superhighway ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mecca : the sacred city by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 436 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"
Women and Islam ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 434 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 )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 375 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
The no-nonsense guide to Islam by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 372 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
Orientalism by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 363 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
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 320 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
Sardar, Ziauddin
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
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