Tariq Amin-Khan's research while affiliated with Ryerson University and other places

Publications (4)

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The new Orientalism idea is predicated on the clash of civilisations thesis of Samuel Huntington and others—an outlook which has spread swiftly in Western states since September 11. I explore the implications of the new Orientalism and the assertion of white supremacy for diaspora Muslims in Western societies. Its expression in the media in the for...
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The article offers an alternative to Eurocentric understandings of political Islam and now militant Islam—the two phenomena are distinguished—as an analysis of modernity, power, and the political is offered in relation to political Islam’s characterization by modernists and civilizational theorists. This alternative perspective is useful to grasp t...
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This paper distinguishes between political and militant Islam and analyses the latter's current ability to confront empire and to become a social force in Muslim-majority states. This analysis is within the dialectic of collaboration and resistance, starting with client postcolonial states' pivotal role in bringing to fruition the collaboration bet...

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... There exists ample literature on the colonial policies' impact on existing economies in Asia and Africa, the lingering 'racial capitalism' (the thinkers of this tradition claim that colonialism, slavery, and race are essential to understanding capitalism), and now neo-liberalism. 91 Aside from minor gaps, Ghosh has written a very evocative text, interspersing facts as stories, while communicating an urgent call to address the climate change crisis-now a planetary crisis. ...
... For the period 2003-2014, there are also a number of outlier cases which deserve further attention. Cameroon, for instance, is part of the global south, yet has a very high WoT score (14), well above any other state in Sub-Saharan or northern Africa. This cannot be explained by geo-political or cultural proximity (as in the case of Taiwan or Mexico) or by the aim to delegitimise and gather support against internal opposition. ...