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The Resource Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie, Anshuman A. Mondal, Reader in English, Brunel University, UK

Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie, Anshuman A. Mondal, Reader in English, Brunel University, UK

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Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie
Title
Islam and controversy
Title remainder
the politics of free speech after Rushdie
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Anshuman A. Mondal, Reader in English, Brunel University, UK
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Language
eng
Summary
"Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses? Were the protestors right to have protested? What about the Danish cartoons? Is giving offence simply about the right to freedom of expression, and what is really happening when people take offence? Using case studies of a number of Muslim-related freedom of speech controversies surrounding (in)famous, controversial texts such as The Satanic Verses, The Jewel of Medina, the Danish cartoons of Muhammed and the film Submission by Theo van Gogh, this book examines the moral questions raised by such controversies, questions that are often set aside at the time, such as whether the authors and artists involved were right to have done what they did and whether those who protested against them were right to have responded in such a way. In so doing, it argues that the giving and taking of offence are political performances that struggle to define and re-define freedom, and suggests that any attempt to establish a language of inter-cultural communication appropriate to multicultural societies is an ethical as opposed to merely political or legal task, involving dialogue and negotiation over fundamental values and principles. Overall, this important book constitutes a sustained critique of liberal arguments for freedom of speech, in particular of the liberal discourse that took shape in response to the Rushdie controversy and has, in the twenty-five years since, become almost an orthodoxy for many intellectuals, artists, journalists and politicians living and working in Britain (and elsewhere in the West) today."--
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809/.9338297
Index
index present
LC call number
PN605.I8
LC item number
M66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie, Anshuman A. Mondal, Reader in English, Brunel University, UK
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements, Introduction PART 1. From Blasphemy to Offensiveness: The Politics of Controversy -- 2. What is Freedom of Speech For? -- 3. A Difficult Freedom: Towards Mutual Understanding and the Ethics of Propriety -- PART 4. The Self-Transgressions of Salman Rushdie: Re-Reading The Satanic Verses -- 5. Visualism and Violence: On the Art and Ethics of Provocation in the Jyllands-Posten Cartoons and Theo Van Gogh's Submission6. Romancing the Other: The Jewel of the Medina and the Ethics of Genre -- PART 7. Satire, Incitement and Self-Restraint: Reflections on Freedom of Expression and Aesthetic Responsibility in Contemporary Britain, Notes, Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137466075
Lccn
2014026278
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)ocn881859358
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie, Anshuman A. Mondal, Reader in English, Brunel University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements, Introduction PART 1. From Blasphemy to Offensiveness: The Politics of Controversy -- 2. What is Freedom of Speech For? -- 3. A Difficult Freedom: Towards Mutual Understanding and the Ethics of Propriety -- PART 4. The Self-Transgressions of Salman Rushdie: Re-Reading The Satanic Verses -- 5. Visualism and Violence: On the Art and Ethics of Provocation in the Jyllands-Posten Cartoons and Theo Van Gogh's Submission6. Romancing the Other: The Jewel of the Medina and the Ethics of Genre -- PART 7. Satire, Incitement and Self-Restraint: Reflections on Freedom of Expression and Aesthetic Responsibility in Contemporary Britain, Notes, Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9781137466075
Lccn
2014026278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881859358
  • UtOrBLW

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