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Islamic state: genesis and new trends
This collection of articles prepared by several Ukrainian Orientalists and Politologues deals with an acute problem of to-day i.e. growth of the Islamic radicalism and, especially, activities of the so-called Islamic State. They explored the origins of this phenomena of contemporary world politics which in reality is not a state but a specific social-ideological movement with dangerous intentions. It provoked violence and destruction in the Middle East as well as a flow of refugees from this region to Europe what created economic and social tension, it also promoted growth of islamophobia in Western Europe. The publication gives a profound analysis of ideological and social situation and of challenges which it create for world community.
Myths of Muslim modernity
The book is built on the sociocultural analysis of modern myth-making of moslem elites, which is carried out within the framework of social action. On the basis of works of domestic and foreign scientists the basic scientific going near the study of the mentioned phenomenon from times of antiquity (in measures of different schools and theories of myth), examine conceptions which allow to light up the meaningful moments of myth-making in the context of islam social reality of postcolonial period.
Social myth-making is examined as method of legitimation and maintainance of power by moslem elites for an account of making of cognitive and behaviorical stereotypes of submission is for a subsequent taking root in the consciousness of folk masses. Terms are found out, that activations of social myth-making and feature of its functioning promote in islam environment. The basic mechanisms of social motivation of folk the masses are described by islam elites. For the analysis of mythological texts the original of principle chart of social creating of myths is offered. The author division into the periods of process of modernization in the islam world and of its basic sociocultural paradigms are presented.
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