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Iranian Identity and Cosmopolitanism : Spheres of Belonging (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Since cosmopolitanism has often been conceived as a tenet of 'Western civilization' that emanates from its Enlightenment-based origins in a humanist age of modernity, Iranian Identity and Cosmopolitanism: Spheres of Belonging advances a highly innovative gesture by contemplating the implications and relevance of the idea in a so-called non-Western cultural territory.

The particularities of the Iranian and Islamic context shed new light on advancements and obstacles to cosmopolitan praxis. The volume provides four principle disciplinary assessments of cosmopolitanism: philosophy, political science, sociology, and cultural studies,including literary criticism. The authors in this collection critically examine topics including the historical encounter between Iranian and Western thinkers and its impact on Iranian political ideals; the tension between maintaining apolitical-theology rooted in metaphysical assumptions and the prerequisite of secularism in cosmopolitan and democratic philosophies.

This highly innovative volume will be of interest to scholars and students of Middle Eastern and Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Globalization, Political Science and Philosophy.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Islamic Studies
Series Title: Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: January 28, 2016
TCIN: 50376548
UPC: 9781474273169
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-5773

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