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Matthew Melvin-Koushki

Persian cosmopolis in particular that most serves to distinguish it from its Latin cognate, significantly less vast. 10 Western intellectual historians, still largely thrall to a reflexive Eurocentrism, have yet to digest the basic fact that the Islamicate empires of the post-Mongol Persianate world

Religion on Air

The Birth and Transformation of Religious Broadcasting in Turkey

Burak Özçetin

(1997). A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism . London: Zed Books. Serim, Ömer (2007). Türk Televizyon Tarihi: 1952–2006 . Istanbul: Epsilon. Sümer, Burcu and Gulseren Adakli (2010). Public Service Broadcaster as a Market Player: Changing Operational Patterns of the TRT in

Malek Abisaab

-comparisons that can lead to a real, not cosmetic de-cen- tering of the West in the studies of World history. See Peter Gran , Beyond Eurocentrism: A New View of Modern World History (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996), 1–22. 13 Th e literature on women in North Africa, Turkey and Iran took great strides

Nayereh Tohidi

raised by the W rst group, especially Islamists, for rejecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the sup- posedly Western origin or Euro-centrism of this doctrine and its supposed incompatibility with national culture, especially Islamic 36 For the impact of the international human rights

Carolyn Barnett

Euro-centrism of the education she was receiving. Asked why she began to wear the veil—becoming one of the fi rst in her school to do so in seventy-fi ve years of its existence—Ezzat commented simply that it was due to her commitment to Islam: “I’m a responsible human being. It’s a requirement, so I did

Christina Najla LaRose

hooks and many others critiqued feminist standpoint theory for its Eurocentrism and lack of attention to the complexities of racial and class dynamics. Collins ( 1986 ) shifted the focus of feminist standpoint from explicating elements of race, gender and class oppression to determining the links


Dunya D. Cakir

-Western political practices through Western theoretical debates and categories of knowledge. In doing so, it misses an opportunity to move the field (i.e., comparative politics of the Middle East) beyond its endemic Eurocentrism. I use the term ‘onto-politics’ to refer to the analysis of how certain basic units are


Tugrul Keskin

endemic Eurocentrism. Gender issues have become one of the most important cornerstone topics within Middle East and Islamic studies in the United States. Since the occupation of Afghanistan, gender- and women-related panels have dominated Middle East Studies Association panels. Neo


Ron Shaham

culture and power, in which a tradition is the dynamic cultural dimension of a civilization, has helped overcome Eurocentrism and allows us to conceive of different pathways to modernity in the form of multiple modernities. 58 Dale Eickelman and James Piscatori apply these observations on the fluidity of

Issam Aburaya, Issam Aburaya and Hisham Abu-Raiya

Disorder in Arab Lands . Berkeley : University of California Press . Sayyid S. ( 2003 ). A Fundamental Fear—Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism . London and New York : Zed Books . Sen Amartya ( 2006 ). Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny . New York : W.W. Norton & Co