The emancipatory elasticity of islam: the relation between divine authority, cultural authenticity, and human emancipation in the political discourse of Egyptian muslim intellectuals

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theology and religious studies
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
Egypt emancipation islam
Project description

My doctoral dissertation encompasses an inquiry into the current politicization of Islam, through the study of the role of authority, authenticity, and emancipation in the contemporary discourse of Muslim intellectuals in Egypt. I disclose theh political-semiotic process, a phenomenon which turns traditional, religious signs into vehicles for modern meanings, such as human rights, secularisation, democracy, and emancipation.