Engaging the Other

Engaging the Other

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Western and Muslim civilizations have demonstrated a vast capacity for productive engagement in the past and the present. But this long record of collaborative relationships has not prevented a contemporary escalation of the Western-Muslim 'clash of ignorance.' Much of the interaction between the two sides is characterized by a mutual lack of awareness of the vital role that each played in shaping the other. This timely book appears as policymakers search for approaches that go beyond securitization and militarization. Its chapters examine various forms of domestic and international engagement between the two civilizations. The meticulous research on historical and contemporary experiences draws out nuances that are generally lost to most observers. It analyzes Western-Muslim intersections in the areas of civil society, education, foreign policy, immigrant integration, legal reform, media production, political participation, public opinion, and security.women, be sold as slaves and their children distributed among Christians (Lewis, 2008, p. ... Alfonso VI promised his Muslim inhabitants freedom of worship and the right to own property and the continuing use of ... It was a€œa pact drawn from important parts of the dhimma, a way of subduing a plural city learned from his Muslim alliesa€ (Dodds, Menocal aamp; Balbale, 2008, p. ... 1157) invited the Muslim aristocrat Jafar Ahmad III Sayf alDawla, scion of the ruling family of Saragossa, to settle inanbsp;...

Title:Engaging the Other
Author:Karim H. Karim, Mahmoud Eid
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-12-17


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