Salman Sayyid, a professor in Sociology will join IHRC on Thursday 22 September to discuss one of his most prominent books ‘A Fundamental Fear: Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism.’ Sayyid provides an interesting account of how Islam has taken form as a political identity in recent decades and how it has challenged the notion of European/Western supremacy. He explains how “the de-centring of the West” is taking place and how the West is only one amongst many other civilisations that deserve equal recognition.
“A theoretically sophisticated attempt to read contemporary Muslim political identities as a symptom of Eurocentrism’s decline.” –
Nations and Nationalism
“Sayyid’s book has considerable intellectual and personal drive, showing how the adoption of a poststructuralist perspective can alter our perception of important matters of cultural politics.” —
So join IHRC for an evening of discussion and book signing with Salman Sayyid and ask him questions about his work as one of the leading writers and academics in his field. The event will also be shown live on IHRC.TV from 18.30 – 20.30 BST (GMT +1) on Wednesday 22 September and the book will be available for a 15% discount on the night.
Admission is free. To book a place please call 02089044222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave your name and details in store.
Date: 22 September 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: IHRC Bookshop, Gallery and Information Centre
202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA
Nearest train / tube: Preston Road (Metropolitan Line), South Kenton (Bakerloo Line, Overground)
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Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
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