9780674049451 alkaline paper 9780674058750 e-book
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Doctrinal foundation. Death of a prophet Birth of a revolutionary faith The Karbala complex Historical unfolding. In the battlefields of history In the company of kings, caliphs, and conquerors At the dawn of colonial modernity Visual and performing arts. Shi'ism and the crisis of cultural modernity On ressentiment and the politics of despair Toward an aesthetics of emancipation Contemporary contestations. Toward a new syncretic cosmopolitanism The un/making of a politics of despair Contemporary sites of contestation.