Book_Lean1As the world’s second-largest faith and by some accounts the most fast-growing, Islam is often at the forefront of intense public conversation in debates about politics, international relations, globalization, modern society and culture.

From the rise of ISIS and revolutions in North Africa and Middle East to more tempered discussions about what it means to be a Muslim in “the West” and foreign policy making, this student-focused textbook unpacks how we talk about and represent Islam, its place in and relationship to geo-cultural entity that has been dubbed “the West”.

Supported by an accessible introduction, real-world case studies, a glossary of terms, and discussion points at the end of each chapter, Understanding Islam and the West offers students a comprehensive and alternative framework for understanding discourse on religion and culture, and the way that language ultimately influences our relationships around the world.


Coming in 2018. Available for Pre-Order at Rowman and Littefield and Amazon.