Title Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet
Author Courtney M. Dorroll
ISBN 9780253039804
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 240
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Indiana University Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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How can teachers introduce Islam to students when daily media headlines can prejudice students’ perception of the subject? Should Islam be taught differently in secular universities than in colleges with a clear faith-based mission? What are strategies for discussing Islam and violence without perpetuating stereotypes? The contributors of Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet address these challenges head-on and consider approaches to Islamic studies pedagogy, Islamaphobia and violence, and suggestions for how to structure courses. These approaches acknowledge the particular challenges faced when teaching a topic that students might initially fear or distrust. Speaking from their own experience, they include examples of collaborative teaching models, reading and media suggestions, and ideas for group assignments that encourage deeper engagement and broader thinking. The contributors also share personal struggles when confronted with students (including Muslim students) and parents who suspected the courses might have ulterior motives. In an age of stereotypes and misrepresentations of Islam, this book offers a range of means by which teachers can encourage students to thoughtfully engage with the topic of Islam.


Foreword: From Khomeini to Trump: A Reflection on Islamic Studies in America / Richard Martin

Introduction / Courtney Dorroll

Part I: Approaches and Theories

Chapter 1. On Teaching Islam Across Cultures: Virtual Exchange Pedagogy / Courtney Dorroll, Kimberly Hall, Doaa Baumi

Chapter 2. Questions of Taste: Critical Pedagogy and Aesthetics in Islamic Studies / Manuela Ceballos

Chapter 3. Training Scholars to Study Non-Scholarly Life / Benjamin Geer

Chapter 4. Islamic Religious Education and Critical Thought in European Plural Societies / Mouez Khalfaoui

Chapter 5. Studying Islam and the ambivalence of the concept “religion” / Alfons H. Teipen

Chapter 6. Paradigm Shifts for Translation and Teaching / William Maynard Hutchins

Part II: Islamophobia, and Islam and Violence

Chapter 7. Interdisciplinary Education for Teaching Challenging Subjects: The Case of Islam and Violence /
Laila Hussein Moustafa

Chapter 8. The Immanent Imminence of Violence: Comparing Legal Arguments in a Post-9/11 World /
Nathan S. French

Chapter 9. Teaching Islamophobia in the Age of ISIS / Todd Green

Part III: Applications

Chapter 10. From Medina to the Media: Engaging the Present in Historically-Oriented Undergraduate Courses on Islam / Sabahat F. Adil

Chapter 11. Muslims Are People; Islam Is Complicated / Kecia Ali

Chapter 12. The Five Questions about Islam Your Students Didn’t Know They Had: Teaching Islamic Studies to an American Audience / Phil Dorroll

Chapter 13. Reflective Practice in Online Courses: Making Islamic Studies Interactive and Approachable / Lyndall Herman

Chapter 14. Teaching Islam and Gender / Shehnaz Haqqani



About the Editor:

Courtney M. Dorroll is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at Wofford College.

Target Audience:

People interested in Islamic Studies.


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