Nadia Duvall

Nadia Duvall Islamist Occidentalism: Sayyid Qutb and the Western Other

Islamist Occidentalism: Sayyid Qutb and the Western Other

Gerlach Press
Language: English
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Hardcover, 248 pages
HC ISBN 9783959940627
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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) was the most important radical Islamist ideologue in modern times. This groundbreaking new study analyses Qutb’s thinking from his early years in Cairo to the radical Islamist stance he adopted towards the end of his life.

„Essentialist views are not the preserve of Orientalists in the Saidian sense. They are the bottom line of all brands of contempt for or hatred of the Other, when the latter is a collective identity, one side’s essentialist rejection prompting the other side’s counter-rejection. There is no better illustration of this than Qutb, the firebrand martyr of Jihadism, whose complex attitude towards the Western Other is closely examined in this fascinating book.“ (Professor Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London)


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