Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM249: Theorising Islam

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016

Amy Allen, The End of Progress: Decolonizing the Narrative Foundations of Critical Theory, New York: Columbia University Press, 2016

Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993

         , Secular Translations: Nation-state, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason, New York: Columbia University Press, 2018 

Markus Dressler and Arvind Pal-Mandair (ed), Secularism and Religion-Making, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011

Carl Ernst and Richard Martin (ed), Rethinking Islamic Studies: from Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism, Columbus, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2010

Wael Hallaq, Restating Orientalism, New York: Columbia University Press, 2018

Aaron Hughes and Majid Daneshgar (ed), Deconstructing Islamic Studies, Cambridge, MA: Ilex Foundation/Harvard University Press, 2020

Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, New Delhi: Permanent Black, 2007

         , Neither Settler nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities, Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press at Harvard University Press, 2020

Walter Mignolo, The Darker Side of Western Modernity, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011

         , On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018

         , The Politics of Decolonial Investigations, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2021

Edward Said, Orientalism, New York: Penguin, 1978 [but there are many reprints]

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide, New York: Routledge 2014