Об антиориенталистской социологии ислама Брайана Тёрнера
The article is devoted to a detailed analysis of the work of Bryan Stanley Turner, famous expert on Islam, the author of the original theory in the sociology of Islam. The fundamental point of the majority of his articles is a consideration of the phenomenon of Orientalism, its history and present, as well as its consistent criticism. Beginning with a critique of the sociology of Max Weber, which founded, according to B. Turner, the basics of modern false paradigm of Islamic studies, he methodically identifies not only obvious, but hidden forms of Orientalism, demonstrating the possibility of avoiding it in their studies. In the article the elements of the theory B. Turner are discussed, its strengths are demonstrated, a number of criticisms is presented.
In September 2012 Christie’s will present ‘Of Sand and Silk’, the first European solo-exhibition of the prominent Russian artist Alexander Volkov (1886-1957). The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue. Volkov was born in the Fergana valley into the family of a Russian military doctor. He achieved significant lifetime recognition for his depictions of Central Asia, his paintings uniquely combining cutting-edge Western painterly styles with the inspiration he drew from traditional Central Asian craftsmanship. Volkov loved his homeland passionately and often repeated: “One does not need the whole world. A small part will suffice”.
The book discusses the principal aspects of description of the East in the Western scholarly discourse as well as in art and literature. An analysis of the interpretations of the East by the West (and vice versa) and their historical evolution has emerged as especially important in the light of ongoing globalization, which has triggered the intensifi cation of ideological, religious, economic and cultural differences between the East and the West. The goal of the book is to distill a critical understanding of Orientalist / Occidentalist discourses and to question cross-cultural assumptions.
An article devoted to political development in Egypt after the Revolution 25 January 2011. Authors concludes that country take a course on Islamisation of political system.