By Katherine Pratt Ewing
Ewing evaluations 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 so as to discover the lived realities of people, relatively these of Pakistani saints and their fans. by means of interpreting the continuities among present Sufi practices and prior renowned practices within the Muslim global, Ewing identifies within the Sufi culture a reflexive, severe cognizance that has often been linked to the fashionable topic. Drawing on her education in scientific and theoretical psychoanalysis in addition to her anthropological fieldwork in Lahore, Pakistan, Ewing argues for the worth of Lacan in anthropology as she offers the root for retheorizing postcolonial studies.
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