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Marx and the End of Orientalism (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Bryan S. Turner


98 pages

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First published in 1978, this title analyses a range of problems that arise in the study of North Africa and the Middle East, bridging the gap between studies of Sociology, Islam, and Marxism. Both Sociology and the study of Islam draw on an Orientalist tradition founded on an idealist epistemology, ethnocentric values and an evolutionary view of historical development. Bryan Turner challenges the basic assumptions of Orientalism by considering such issues as the social structure of Islamic society, the impact of capitalism in the Middle East, the effect of Israel on territories, revolutions, social classes and nationalism.

A detailed and fascinating study, Marx and the End of Orientalism will be of particular interest to students studying the sociology of colonialism and development, Marxist sociology and sociological theory.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Marx on Colonialism and Capitalism 2. Marxist Theories of the Middle East 3. Ethnicity, Social Class and the Mosaic Model 4. Ideology: Nationalism and the Superstructure 5. Revolutions: Modes of Production and Social Classes 6. Appraisal: The Dilemma of Epistemology; References; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies