Islamism, Capitalism and Mimetic Desire in the Terrorism Novel: Fantasy and Dream

Rooney, Caroline R. (2015) Islamism, Capitalism and Mimetic Desire in the Terrorism Novel: Fantasy and Dream. In: Hamdar, Abir and Moore, Lindsey, eds. Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-0-415-52184-0. E-ISBN 978-1-315-72673-1. (doi:https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315726731) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception, from the early twentieth century to the present, and with reference to cultural production in and/or about Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, the Gulf, Lebanon and Israel/Palestine. The material engaged with is produced in Arabic, English and French and includes fiction, autobiography, feature films, television series, television reportage, the press, rap music and video games. Throughout, the book highlights the multiple forms and contested interpretations of Islamism in the Arab world, exploring trends and tensions in the ways Islamism is represented to (primarily) Arab audiences and complicating simplistic perspectives on this phenomenon. The book considers repeated and idiosyncratic themes, modes of characterisation, motifs, structures of feeling and forms of engagement, in the context of an ongoing struggle for symbolic power in the region.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 11:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54986 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rooney, Caroline R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0083-4198
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