By Ahmed Idrissi Alami
For the 1st time, readings of Moroccan go back and forth writing in Arabic are juxtaposed with French and British writing approximately Morocco in a severe exploration of nineteenth-century options of modernity. Ahmed Idrissi Alami investigates the advanced dynamics referring to colonial enlargement, army clash, and societal values. Mutual Othering units out to reconsider normally permitted strategies of ecu modernity via severely studying its creation and contestation inside a subaltern context within which the local other—in this example, non secular students or imams accompanying political missions to Paris and London—presents features of eu tradition to elite contributors of the Moroccan imperial court docket. This paintings additionally connects the arguments of those texts to the rethinking of culture and modernity, the rhetoric of reform, democracy and the Arab kingdom, and the compatibility of Islam with the West and secular values within the post-9/11 international. The inclusion of citations within the unique French and Arabic, along English translations, permits a number readers to take pleasure in this serious addition to the fields of literature, go back and forth writing, North African stories, heritage, diplomacy, and philosophy, in addition to cultural and spiritual studies.
“This is a wonderfully prepared and obviously argued paintings of comparative research, with a good theoretical starting place and insightful readings of numerous texts.” — Roger Allen, college of Pennsylvania
“This is a groundbreaking and wonderfully written publication. The author’s persuasive learn opens a brand new venue for discussing the advanced discourse of modernity inside cross-cultural encounters and conflict.” — William Granara, Harvard University
Ahmed Idrissi Alami is Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative stories at Purdue University.
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Mutual Othering: Islam, Modernity, and the Politics of Cross-Cultural Encounters in Pre-Colonial Moroccan and European Travel Writing by Ahmed Idrissi Alami