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Title: Anarca-Islam

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Keywords: Anarchism
Social Movements
Poststructuralist Political Philosophy
Post-colonial Theory
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report no.: Canadian theses
Abstract: As an anarchist and a Muslim, I have witnessed troubled times as a result of extreme divisions that exist between these two identities and communities. To minimize these divisions, I argue for an anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian Islam, an ‘anarca-Islam’, that disrupts two commonly held beliefs: one, that Islam is necessarily authoritarian and capitalist; two, that anarchism is necessarily anti-religious. From this position I offer ‘anarca-Islam’ which I believe can help open-minded (non-essentialist/non-dogmatic) Muslims and anarchists to better understand each other, and therefore to more effectively collaborate in the context of what Richard JF Day has called the ’newest’ social movements.
Description: Thesis (Master, Sociology) -- Queen's University, 2009-09-08 12:11:39.996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/5139
Appears in Collections:Queen's Graduate Theses and Dissertations
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