A fundamental fear eurocentrism and the emergence of islamism bobby s sayyid reviewed by tanju ataltepe zed books 1997 isbn 1 85649 412 8 there are numerous efforts to explain or explain away the emergence of islam as a political force in the muslim countries. The emergence of islamism signals the end of the uncontested notion that west is best as the author demonstrates islamism means having to rethink western identity and its place in the world having to come to terms with the idea that the west is just another civilization among many a fundamental fear eurocentrism and the emergence . A fundamental fear was written in 1997 long before 9 11 and the global rise of a new generation of islamic fundamentalist groups its author s sayyid offered what we recognize now as a prescient warning of a dangerous specter he saw haunting western civilization. A fundamental fear eurocentrism and the emergence of islamism by bobby s sayyid zed books 2003 problematizing hegemony based on sayyids writings islam is placed in a privileged position by virtue of it being the only available counter hegemonic discourse to kemalism and by extension the west other anti kemalist discourses such as liberalism socialism democratization . A fundamental fear has 31 ratings and 4 reviews abdul said one of the best sociological engagement with emergence of islamist politics in the realm of
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