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 on the way to discover the lived realities of people, really these of Pakistani saints and their fans. by way of reading the continuities among present Sufi practices and prior well known practices within the Muslim international, Ewing identifies within the Sufi culture a reflexive, serious attention 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 foundation for retheorizing postcolonial studies.
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