A New Approach to Islamism: The Example of the Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt Open Access

Mohamed, Mohamed Mosaad Abdelazi (2012)

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A New Approach to Islamism:

The Example of the Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt

By Mohamed Mosaad Abdelaziz Mohamed

This study offers a three-stage approach to Islamism. The first stage is an analysis of MBG discourse through three historical phases. At each phase, MBG discourse is analyzed in its relationships with the discourses of the modern nation-state and the economy. The three phases are labeled consolidation, polarization and modularization-discourse, respectively.In the second stage, MBG discourse is deployed between the two conceptual structures of Habermas: systems and lifeworld, which represent objectivity and intersubjectivity. This deployment explains the reversibility of the discourse power. The study proceeds to reflect on some MBG structures and texts, to show how they mediate lifeworld and systems and how they articulate power and reversibility. The third stage focuses on the textuality of the discourse. After a discussion of the notion of truth, the study introduces the concept of ghayb, which refers to unseen reality, and substitutes the dialectic reason with the logic of the dual. Then, the study reflects on pieces of MBG texts to explain a number of textual techniques and to show the centrality of the style to the analysis of MBG discourse.

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CHAPTER …......................................................................................................PAGE

INTRODUCTION …...................................................................................................1

CHAPTER ONE: Before the Brothers …..................................................................29

CHAPTER TWO: Consolidation Discourse …..........................................................44

CHAPTER THREE: Polarization Discourses …......................................................108

CHAPTER FOUR: Modularization Discourse …........................................................154

CHAPTER FIVE: Discourse Deployment …...........................................................199

CHAPTER SIX: Discourse Textuality ….................................................................232

CONCLUSION…………………………………………................................………………………….275

BIBLIOGRAPHY……………………………………….................................………………………….282


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