|Title:||Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World|
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|Category:||Politics and Government|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster; 1 edition (July 19, 2011)|
Personal Name: Wright, Robin . 1948-. Written by a veteran reporter, this is an up close portrait of the fierce struggle between moderates and extremists taking place within the Islamic world today. Why don't Muslims challenge the violent extremists among them? Well, they do. Here she cites the clerics, comedians, and rappers who challenge al Qaeda violence; the women who are launching liberation movements; and the former jihadists who openly reject violence. These Muslims all want to build a better Islam, on their own, not Western, terms. Geographic Name: Islamic countries Politics and government 21st century.
provides invaluable context for what she rightly terms 'the epic convulsion across the Islamic world' by listening to voices we don't usually hear. Muslims themselves will decide their future. - Los Angeles Times". Robin Wright is a gem, a widely acclaimed author with a worldwide appeal as a professional journalist. She visited over 20 countries in the region and interviewed key clerics and other notables.
With a subtitle like "Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World," you'd think this book might have something to do with the events of the Arab Spring, wouldn't you? Well, you'd be wrong. I'm guessing that the book was largely written before the Arab Spring, but was then revised so that current events would help boost sales. Although this book has been illuminating about nascent dissident movements and figures in the Islamic world. I think it is full of wishful thinking and over-interpretation of some positive anti-extremism trends. The author tries to build a case that modern Muslims are increasingly going against extremism and tries to point out signs of this. She is simply over optimistic.
Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Praise for Rock the Casbah. 2012 Winner of the Overseas Press Club award for best book on international affairs. The Washington Post, 50 notable works of nonfiction. Foreign Policy Association: Top Five Foreign Policy Books of 2011.
Journalist Robin Wright tells of a "counter-jihad" – a rebellion of the young and hip – now hitting the Muslim world. Wright’s 2008 book, Dreams and Shadows, profiled individuals who were offering disparate experiments with empowerment in the world’s most troubled region. Wright extends that analysis in her new book, Rock the Casbah (the title comes from the song by the punk rock band The Clash). The book contends that the Middle East is rebelling against.
In "Rock the Casbah," she provides invaluable context for what she rightly terms "the epic convulsion across the Islamic world" by listening to voices we don't usually hear. Wright focuses sections of her book on Islamic youth culture as an instrument of change. Young Muslims, she finds, do not believe their religion requires them to live by rules that have more to do with the practices of a patriarchal 7th-century society than the teachings of the Koran. But many of them are also "strikingly religious and observant.
On July 13, the Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a book launch and discussion with Wright about her newly released book Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, moderated the event. Wright provided an overview of the ongoing Arab rebellions, one of four major turning points for the Middle East over the past century. The other three included the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel, and the Iranian Revolution
Praise for Rock the Casbah. provides invaluable context for what she rightly terms ‘the epic convulsion across the Islamic world’ by listening to voices we don’t usually hea. .Anyone seeking deeper understanding of the Arab Spring needs to read Wright’s formidably well-informed boo.