The goal of this conference is to explore, on the one hand, how Muslim majority societies have been transformed by the processes of globalization, and how, on the other hand, Muslims have conditioned and informed these processes by their participation in or contestation of its institutions. The conference is also informed by a view that conceives globalization as a world historical event without a unidirectional flow and with paradoxical consequences. The main premise of this conference is to analyze different dimensions of globalization in the context of Muslims responses to it. More specifically, the conference will explore the political economy of globalization, its cultural productions and their dissemination through new technologies of networking, not as a unidirectional transformative event from the West towards the Rest, but rather as reciprocal and paradoxical processes of social change and cultural transitions.
The conference is free to public and there are no registration fees. Please visit our website for the preliminary program.
Prof. Behrooz Ghamari
Georgia State University
Department of Sociology
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