Narratives of Disparity

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Rida Inam

Islam and the West in History and Literature

ISBN 978-3-643-91004-2
Band-Nr. 28
Jahr 2018
Seiten 232
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Religionswissenschaft/Religious Studies


Islam and the West are often identified as two distinct civilizations with conflicting characteristics.
Assuming that a clash between Islam and the West is not inevitable, this study demonstrates that the divide is fabricated on both sides by
Narratives of Disparity (NoDs) which are often built on historical narratives. The interplay of history and fiction in NoDs is exhibited
on four novels published in Britain after 9/11, covering the most frequently used tropes: the postcolonial experience, counterterrorism,
eurocentrism, traditionalism, honour killings and sexual autonomy.

Rida Inam is currently a research fellow at the Goethe-University Frankfurt.