Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Acknowledgments Introduction : presenting and re-presenting Islam Just and not just Junk democracy : Middle East meets Middle America What (if anything) went wrong? personalism, institutions, and the unfractionated self Why do Arab terrorists kill themselves? On the meaning of ownership : the problematic of property in Moroccan culture Islamic concepts of justice Readings and re-readings Reading the Quran through Western eyes Why portraits hold no meaning for Arabs Protecting the Prophet : understanding Muslim reactions to the Danish cartoon controversy Theorizing from within : Ibn Khaldun and the understanding of Arab political culture Representatives and representations Knowledge forms : scientists as fundamentalists Expecting the unexpected : cultural components of Arab governance Power and culture in the acceptance of "universal" human rights Afterword.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-265) and index.