Taqwacore


Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3954030039
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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In einer muslimischen Punk-WG in Buffalo, New York, ist die Hölle los. Im Wohnzimmer, in dem tagsüber gebetet und nachts wild gefeiert wird, zeigt ein Loch in der Wand die Richtung Mekkas an. Fasiq raucht bei der Koranlektüre Joints, Jehangir betrinkt sich nach dem Fastengebet, Rabeya legt ihre Burka auch beim Sex nicht ab und leitet die Gebete als weiblicher Imam. Sind sie alle vom rechten Weg abgekommen? Oder gibt es den modernen Islam tatsächlich, in dem Partys und Ramadan, Gleichberechtigung und Gebet, Koran und Punk keine Widersprüche sind?

Taqwacore


Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453676442
Category:
Page: 306
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Music Sociology

Examining the Role of Music in Social Life
Author: Sara Towe Horsfall,Jan-Martijn Meij,Meghan Probstfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317255844
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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Music Sociology explores 16 different genres to demonstrate that music everywhere reflects social values, organisational processes, meanings and individual identity. Presenting original ethnographic research, the contributors use descriptions of subcultures to explain the concepts of music sociology, including the rituals that link people to music, the past and each other. Music Sociology introduces the sociology of music to those who may not be familiar with it and provides a basic historical perspective on popular music in America and beyond.

Web as History

Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the Present
Author: Niels Brügger,Ralph Schroeder
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1911307568
Category: History
Page: 296
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The World Wide Web has now been in use for more than 20 years. From early browsers to today’s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, the Web is an integral part of our daily lives, to the extent that some people believe ‘if it’s not online, it doesn’t exist.’ While this statement is not entirely true, it is becoming increasingly accurate, and reflects the Web’s role as an indispensable treasure trove. It is curious, therefore, that historians and social scientists have thus far made little use of the Web to investigate historical patterns of culture and society, despite making good use of letters, novels, newspapers, radio and television programmes, and other pre-digital artefacts.This volume argues that now is the time to ask what we have learnt from the Web so far. The 12 chapters explore this topic from a number of interdisciplinary angles – through histories of national web spaces and case studies of different government and media domains – as well as an introduction that provides an overview of this exciting new area of research.

White Riot

Punk Rock and the Politics of Race
Author: Stephen Duncombe,Maxwell Tremblay
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844676889
Category: Music
Page: 371
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A book that includes photos, song lyrics, letters and articles looks at the role of race in the history of punk rock, in a book that covers everyone from The Clash to Bad Brains to The Sex Pistols. Original.

The Taqwacores


Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593763182
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot girls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi’a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their life together mixes sex, dope, and religion in roughly equal amounts, expressed in devotion to an Islamo-punk subculture, “taqwacore,” named for taqwa, an Arabic term for consciousness of the divine. Originally self-published on photocopiers and spiralbound by hand, The Taqwacores has now come to be read as a manifesto for Muslim punk rockers and a “Catcher in the Rye for young Muslims.” There are three different cover colors; red, white, and blue.

Who Is Allah?


Author: Bruce B. Lawrence
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469620049
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.

William S. Burroughs vs. The Qur'an


Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764766
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. At the same time that he grows disillusioned with his idol, Knight finds that his own books have led to American Muslim youths making a countercultural idol of him, placing him on the same pedestal that he had given Wilson. In an attempt to forge his own path, Knight pledges himself to an Iranian Sufi order that Wilson had almost joined, attempts to write the Great American Queer Islamo-Futurist Novel, and even creates his own mosque in the wilderness of West Virginia. He also employs the “cut-up” writing method of Bey’s friend, the late William S. Burroughs, to the Qur’an, subjecting Islam’s holiest scripture to literary experimentation. William S. Burroughs vs. the Qur’an is the struggle of a hero-worshiper without heroes and the meeting of religious and artistic paths, the quest of a writer as spiritual seeker.

Osama Van Halen


Author: Michael Knight
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593763522
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Amazing Ayyub, an Iranian Shi'ite skinhead, and Rabeya, a burqa-wearing punk, have kidnapped Matt Damon and are holding him hostage. They demand that Hollywood depict Muslims in a positive light—“just one movie where we're not these two-dimensional al Qaeda stereotypes.” But Damon's concerned they're playing into that same terrorist paradigm, thereby furthering the neoconservative perception of Islam. Meanwhile, Ayyub embarks on a mission to rid the taqwacore scene of a Muslim pop-punk band called Shah 79. Along the way, he makes himself invisible, escapes punk-eating zombies in a mosque off the desert highway, and runs into some psychobilly jinns. Things turn existential when Ayyub finds himself face-to-face with his creator—no, not Allah, but the author. This riotous journey of enlightenment reads like a religious service for teenagers on Halloween. But it isn't all raucous fun; written into his own novel, the author finds he is at the mercy of his creation.

Nachts ist es leise in Teheran

Roman
Author: Shida Bazyar
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462315358
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Eine aufrüttelnde Familiengeschichte zwischen Revolution, Flucht und deutscher Gegenwart Vier Familienmitglieder, vier Jahrzehnte, vier unvergessliche Stimmen. Aufwühlend und anrührend erzählt Shida Bazyar eine Geschichte, die ihren Anfang 1979 in Teheran nimmt und den Bogen spannt bis in die deutsche Gegenwart. 1979. Behsad, ein junger kommunistischer Revolutionär, kämpft nach der Vertreibung des Schahs für eine neue Ordnung. Er erzählt von klandestinen Aktionen, funkenschlagender Hoffnung und davon, wie er in der literaturbesessenen Nahid die Liebe seines Lebens findet. Zehn Jahre später in der deutschen Provinz: Behsad und Nahid sind nach der Machtübernahme der Mullahs mit ihren Kindern geflohen. Stunde um Stunde verbringen sie vor dem Radio und hoffen auf Neuigkeiten von den Freunden, die untertauchen mussten. Sie wollen zurückkehren, unbedingt, und suchen zugleich eine Heimat in der Fremde. 1999 reist deren Tochter Laleh gemeinsam mit ihrer Mutter nach Teheran. Zwischen »Kafishaps«, Schönheitsritualen und geflüsterten Geheimnissen lernt sie ein Land kennen, das sich nur schwer mit den Erinnerungen aus der Kindheit deckt. Ihr Bruder Mo beobachtet ein Jahrzehnt später belustigt die pseudoengagierten Demos der deutschen Studenten. Doch dann bricht die Grüne Revolution in Teheran aus und stellt seine Welt auf den Kopf. Shida Bazyar gelingt ein dichtes, zartes und mitreißendes Familienmosaik. Und ein hochaktueller, bewegender Roman über Revolution, Unterdrückung, Widerstand und den unbedingten Wunsch nach Freiheit.

Appetite for Definition

An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres
Author: Ian King
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062688898
Category: Music
Page: 528
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Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock ‘n’ roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music—an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America’s favorite musical genre. In the six decades since rock ’n’ roll stole America’s soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John Hughes films. From iTunes to Spotify, listeners now regularly turn to algorithms instead of human advice to develop relationships with the music they love. The essential companion for any rock lover’s collection—be it on vinyl or Spotify playlists—Appetite for Definition breaks down algorithms into their human stories and interconnected histories. It provides and pulls up recommendations from a deeper well of consideration and gives you the tools to do the same. Operating on a macro level it surveys the myriad microlevel movements into an accessible map that readers can use to navigate the vast, craggy terrain of rock music and take their rock knowledge—whether casual or obsessive—to the next level.

Bidoun

A Quarterly Forum for Middle Eastern Talent
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Artists
Page: N.A
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Hardcore Zen

Punk Rock, Monsterfilme & die Wahrheit über alles
Author: Brad, Warner
Publisher: Aurum Verlag
ISBN: 3899015002
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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Alles außer Erleuchtung! So könnte man Brad Warners provokatives Zen-Buch umreißen. Hinterfrag' Autorität. Hinterfrag' die Gesellschaft. Hinterfrag' die Realität. Hinterfrag' dich selbst. Hinterfrag' deine Schlussfolgerungen, deine Urteile, deine Antworten. Und wenn du alles gründlich hinterfragt hast, wird dich die Wahrheit vielleicht spontan am Kopf treffen... Aber sie wird nicht das sein, was du erwartest. Ein Buch für eine neue Generation von Buddhisten!

Coffee Style

Kaffee Kult Genuss
Author: Horst A. Friedrichs,Nora Manthey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791383200
Category:
Page: 208
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Dharma Punx

Weg ins Leben
Author: Noah Levine
Publisher: Aurum Verlag
ISBN: 3899017439
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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Dies ist die Geschichte von Noah Levine, eines jungen Mannes, der gegen seine Eltern und die unerfüllten Versprechen der 60er Jahre rebelliert. Seine Suche nach Sinn endet in Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol. Am Rand des Suizids beginnt er zu meditieren. Erfüllt von Wut versucht er seinem Widerstand gegen eine verlogene Gesellschaft ein konstruktives Gesicht zu geben. Es ist ein steiniger Weg, geprägt von Verzweiflung, Rückschlägen und Enttäuschungen. Doch schließlich findet er zu der inneren Freiheit, nach der er gesucht hat. Dies ist ein provokanter, ehrlicher Bericht, der uns tief in die Punk Szene führt. Eine Geschichte von Wut, Rebellion und Selbstzerstörung, aber auch von Heilung, Selbstlosigkeit und spirituellem Wachstum.

Alera

Geliebter Feind
Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492268394
Category:
Page: 555
View: 4283

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