Publisher description for Islam encountering globalization / edited by Ali Mohammadi.

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One of the greatest dilemmas facing Muslims today is the fact that Muslim culture, which originated many centuries ago, is often seemingly incompatible with the culture of the modern Western world, and the features associated with it - technological progress, consumerism, and new electronic communication, all of which have the potential for a homogenizing effect on any culture. This book explores many key aspects of the globalisation process, discussing how Muslim countries are coping with the encounter with globalisation, as well as considering how the West is responding to Islam.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islamic renewal.
Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islam and world politics.
Islam in mass media.
Islam -- 20th century.
Islamic countries -- Relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Relations -- Islamic countries.