By Katherine Pratt Ewing
Ewing reviews Eurocentric cultural theorists and Orientalist discourse whereas additionally taking factor with expatriate postcolonial thinkers Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. She demanding situations the suggestion of a monolithic Islamic modernity on the way to discover the lived realities of people, fairly these of Pakistani saints and their fans. by way of analyzing the continuities among present Sufi practices and previous well known practices within the Muslim global, Ewing identifies within the Sufi culture a reflexive, serious realization that has frequently been linked to the trendy topic. Drawing on her education in scientific and theoretical psychoanalysis in addition to her anthropological fieldwork in Lahore, Pakistan, Ewing argues for the price of Lacan in anthropology as she presents the foundation for retheorizing postcolonial studies.
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