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The Resource Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd

Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd

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Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo
Title
Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons
Title remainder
l'affaire Charlie Hebdo
Statement of responsibility
by Dustin J. Byrd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On January 7, 2015, two armed men dressed in masks made their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, intent on killing those who had drawn derisive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. The satirical magazine based in Paris was well-known for its mockery of politicians, right-wing extremists, racists, and religious figures, including the Pope, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Once inside, the two gunmen shot and killed twelve employees, including the magazine's editor and cartoonist, Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier. Although Charb often claimed to defend minorities, especially Muslims, against the rising tide of racism in France, all in the name of the French Enlightenment, he nevertheless fell victim to the dialectic of the Enlightenment, in which the Enlightenment itself is functionalized as a tool of repression. This book critiques the political philosophy of Stéphane Charbonnier, showing how the new "Enlightenment Fundamentalism" of the political left contributes to the Islamophobic politics of Europe's neo-fascist right. Drawing on the perspectives of the Frankfurt School for Social Research, it highlights that a true commitment to the Enlightenment ideals requires that the secular left and religious communities enter into a discourse by which they can find common ground. Without such an engagement, the secular left will increasingly isolate itself from the prophetic, emancipatory and liberational elements within Abrahamic religion, especially Islam. In doing this, those committed to the Enlightenment abandon a key ally in the struggle against the barbarity of neo-liberalism, nationalism, and neo-fascism, which now threatens to overcome Europe and America. Thus, the secular Cain must not slay the religious Abel, but rather find a way to live as brothers and allies in an increasingly dark world."--
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Byrd, Dustin
Dewey number
323.443
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Charlie Hebdo Attack, Paris, France, 2015
  • Secularism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamophobia
  • Islamophobia
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Label
Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990970121
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 148 pages
Isbn
9781443891240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990970121
Label
Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo, by Dustin J. Byrd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990970121
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 148 pages
Isbn
9781443891240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990970121

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