Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and Islam in by Siavash Saffari

By Siavash Saffari

Ali Shariati (1933–77) has been known as by way of many the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'. An thought to some of the innovative new release, Shariati's mixture of Islamic political concept and left-leaning ideology keeps to steer either in Iran and around the wider Muslim international. during this ebook, Siavash Saffari examines Shariati's long-standing legacy, and the way new readings of his works by way of modern 'neo-Shariatis' have contributed to a deconstruction of the fake binaries of Islam and modernity, modernism and traditionalism. Saffari examines how, via their critique of Eurocentric metanarratives at the one hand and the essentialist conceptions of Islam at the different, Shariati and neo-Shariatis have carved out a brand new area in Islamic concept past the traps of Orientalism and Occidentalism. This precise viewpoint will carry nice attract researchers of the politics and highbrow considered post-revolutionary Iran and the better center East.

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