ReOrient: Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 2017

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ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017)
DOI: 10.13169/reorient.2.1.fm
Page Count: 3

 

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 Journal Article 1

The Islamophobic Inheritance of the Resurrected Saint Paul: From F. C. Baur’s Judeo-Christianity to the Event

By Anya Topolski
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 126-145
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Page Count: 20

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Abstract

It is my aim to demonstrate how the nineteenth-century theologian F. C. Baur’s influence reappears in the resurrected Paul which has a central role in Badiou and Žižek’s respective projects. This essay begins with a sketch of the historical, theological, and political context of F. C. Baur’s writings. In a nutshell, Baur’s Hegelian-inspired reading of Paul relies on the explicit distinction between Pauline (or Gentile) Christianity and Judeo-Christianity. I then move to a selection of Badiou and Žižek’s writings on Paul in order to establish Baur’s considerable influence. This influence is most tangible in their accounts of Paul’s pivotal role as the militant revolutionary figure that brought about the paradigmatic Truth-Event. While much has been said of both Badiou and Žižek’s antisemitism, not enough attention has been paid to its islamophobic inheritance.
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Journal Article 2

Representations of Post-Revolutionary Iran by Iranian-American Memoirists: Patterns of Access to the Media and Communicative Events

By Seyed Mohammd Marandi and Zeinab Ghasemi Tari
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 146-159
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0146
Page Count: 14

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One major element in the discursive reproduction of power and dominance is the structures and strategies of “access” to discourse. Using Van Dijk’s argument of dominance and patterns of the preferential access to public discourse, this article attempts to offer more insight into general political, sociocultural, and economic aspects of “knowledge production” on post-revolutionary Iran in the United States in the ways Iranian American memoirs are promoted and publicized through major publishing companies, the popular press, and the mainstream media. Such representations strengthen and reinforce the political discourse surrounding Iran as an “undemocratic” and “barbaric” entity. This article discusses the ways in which the perceptions and views of a minority of Iranians, which often move in parallel with the demonized image of Iran in the United States, are vocalized and promoted through “privileged access” to discourse and “means of communication.”

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Journal Article 3

Hashtag Comedy: From Muslim Rage to #Muslimrage

By Liz Sills
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 160-174
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0160
Page Count: 15

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After Newsweek published an article in 2012 entitled “Muslim Rage and the Last Gasp of Islamic Hate,” Twitter proliferated with jokes under the hashtag #MuslimRage. These funny one-liners acted as rebuttals to the negative affect of the Newsweek article by opposing its images of uncontrolled ideological anger with funny quips about the innocuous nature of everyday Muslim life. This analysis argues that #MuslimRage tweets became sensational because of their unique form of argumentation through humor that could only happen through Twitter. Because tweets are iconic and enthymematic, they make arguments that function as a form of individualized, massively resonant counter propaganda. For Muslims, digital jokes created cognitive space of action that directly combated negative stereotyping and public ridicule.

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Journal Article 4

How Muslims Became Corn

By Uzma Jamil
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 175-189
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0175
Page Count: 15

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Over the past 16 years, the global “war on terror” has expanded in scope, ranging from US-led military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, domestic counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization legislation, and mass surveillance of Muslim communities to the “Muslim ban” on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. This expansion in scope has normalized the idea of Muslims as threats to and within Western societies. This article analyzes this process of securitization, how Muslims are constructed as terrorists, and threats to national security, through a discussion of three books that illustrate how violence, politics, and state power are intricately related in the production of the “war on terror.” It advances a critique of the relationship between state power and the construction of knowledge about Muslims as terrorists, whether in the US government-supported counter-radicalization industry or in the documentation of Muslim experiences as prisoners in Guantanamo Bay’s prison. Last, this article discusses Muslim agency and the position of racialized scholars in the “war on terror” as a question of authority and scholarship. It notes the gap between those whose voices are legitimized as “experts” on “explaining Muslims” in ways that conform to accepted assumptions about Muslims as threats, and the voices and experiences of racialized scholars whose expertise is considered not “objective” enough.

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 Book Review 1

Review: The Ahmadiyya Quest for Religious Progress: Missionizing Europe 1900–1965 by Gerdien Jonker

Reviewed Work: The Ahmadiyya Quest for Religious Progress: Missionizing Europe 1900–1965 by Gerdien Jonker
Review by: Humayun K. Ansari
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 190-194
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0190
Page Count: 5

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 Book Review 2

Review: Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century by Francisco Bethancourt

Reviewed Work: Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century by Francisco Bethancourt
Reviewed by Ian Law
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 195-197
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0195
Page Count: 3

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 Book Review 3

Review: This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World by Jerry Brotton

Reviewed Work: This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World by Jerry Brotton
Review by: Mohammad Siddique Seddon
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 198-203
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0198
Page Count: 6

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Book Review 4

Review: Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe by Jeanette S. Jouili

Reviewed Works: Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe by Jeanette S. Jouili
Review by: Jennifer A. Selby
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 204-207
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0204
Page Count: 4

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Book Review 5

Review: The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought by Andrea Mura

Reviewed Work: The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism: A Study in Islamic Political Thought by Andrea Mura
Review by: Emin Poljarevic
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 208-210
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0208
Page Count: 3

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Book Review 6

Review: The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes by Cengiz Sisman

Reviewed Work: The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes by Cengiz Sisman
Review by: Turkay Salim Nefes
ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), pp. 211-213
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Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0211
Page Count: 3

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ReOrient
Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 2017), p. 214
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DOI: 10.13169/reorient.2.1.0121
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13169/reorient.2.2.0214
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Journal Info

ReOrient
Description: ReOrient is dedicated to rethinking those entities and events considered to lie outside the conceptuality of Western hegemony, culturally, geopolitically and philosophically. The journal encourages a decolonial and non-orientalist approach to the analysis of the historical and contemporary political, socio-economic, and cultural processes constitutive of the Islamicate in its widest-ranging permutations. It welcomes original submissions from the humanities and social sciences that engage with the development of critical Muslim studies and related topics. Contents will typically include contributions from the fields and related subfields of Political Science, Cultural Studies, History, Critical Theory, International Relations, Sociology, Art and Literature, Anthropology and Islamic Studies.

Coverage: 2015-2017 (Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 2)

Moving Wall: 3 years (What is the moving wall?)
ISSN: 20555601
EISSN: 2055561X
Subjects: Middle East Studies, Area Studies
Collections: Pluto Journals Package, Area Studies Discipline Package, Arts & Sciences XIV Collection
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