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Lecture 1 Notes

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Lecture 1 Edward Said o Knowledge is not culturally transcendent but is often deeply dependent on the political and economic processes of colonialism and neocolonialismglobalizationYou cant read literature without talking about culture as wellHow culture is displayed how culture is evolvingComplexityculture as a broad termIs religion part of a culture a manifestation of culture or is it a cultureIslam as part of a cultural demonstrationArtisticliterary representations of Muslims mainly by nonMuslims VS writings by writers of Muslim heritageNonMuslims accused of being too sensationalMany authors dont see themselves as Muslim writersdont want to pigeonhole themselves in religious mannerLeila Layla AboulilaSudaneseBritishEgyptianCanadian writer Muslim author declares herself as a Muslim but doesnt want to be seen only as this o Critical about religious worksProgressive Muslimsliberal Muslims open interpretations of religionAtheist agnosticdenydoubt the existence of Goddeny not only Islam but all religions o Tariq Ali Mona Ali Kureishi o Selfdeclared atheiststheyre interested in Muslim communities not the
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