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The Challenge of Modernity : The Quest for Authenticity in the Arab World :  The Quest for Authenticity in the Arab World - Louay M. Safi

The Challenge of Modernity : The Quest for Authenticity in the Arab World

The Quest for Authenticity in the Arab World

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Published: May 1994
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This book examines the central aspects of modernity and the underlying factors at work in the process of modernization.

Safi's book is an interesting contribution to the debate on modernization in the Arab world and the Muslim world at large...his book will stimulate further debate and raise it to a higher, more informed, and sophisticated level. American Journal of Islamic Social Studies Safi's book is an interesting contribution to the debate on modernization in the Arab world and the Muslim world at large...his book will stimulate further debate and raise it to a higher, more informed, and sophisticated level. American Journal of Islamic Social Studies

Preface
Introduction
Modernization Theoryp. 1
Parsonian Legacy and the Functionalist Approachp. 1
Discrepancy and Ambiguityp. 7
The Meaning of Modernizationp. 9
Expansion of Western Centersp. 13
From Modern Culture to Cultural Modernityp. 18
The Marxian Model of Developmentp. 23
Historical Materialismp. 24
The Reductionist Interpretationp. 28
The Revisionist Interpretationp. 34
The Weberian Model of Developmentp. 45
Modernization as Rationalizationp. 45
The Orientation of Actionp. 48
The Disenchantment of the Worldp. 52
The Weberian Paradoxp. 56
The Eclipse of Substantive Rationalityp. 61
The Emancipatory Project of the Enlightenmentp. 62
Transcendental Subjectivismp. 65
The Demise of Transcendencep. 68
The Crisis of Subjective Culture: Alienation and Nihilismp. 76
Implications for Third World Developmentp. 79
The Quest for Orderp. 85
Intentionality and Spontaneityp. 86
Idea-Interest Interplayp. 90
Truth and Orderp. 93
The Intellectual as a Catalystp. 97
Voices of Reformp. 111
Early Contacts with the Westp. 112
Europe as a Civilizational Modelp. 114
Europe as a Menacing Otherp. 118
The Menace From Withinp. 123
The Roots of Arabismp. 126
Concluding Remarksp. 129
Growing in the Image of the Westp. 133
The Project of Westernizationp. 133
Arab Nationalismp. 141
Concluding Remarksp. 149
Islamic Reassertionp. 153
Sayed Qutb: The Islamic Vanguardp. 153
Malek Bennabi: Building a Civilizationp. 160
Concluding Remarksp. 170
In Search of Authenticityp. 173
Arab Marxismp. 174
Arab Liberalismp. 184
Concluding Remarksp. 193
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780819193759
ISBN-10: 0819193755
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: May 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45