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ReOrient

ReOrient is dedicated to rethinking those entities and events considered to lie outside the conceptuality of Western hegemony. Book reviews are part of the journal’s mandate, as a sustained collective thought experiment that explores the consequences of producing knowledge that is no longer organised around the axis of West and non-West.

In line with this decolonial approach to the construction of knowledge, the journal seeks book reviews that contribute actively to the debates and discussions in the field of Critical Muslim Studies. We are looking for book reviews that do not simply summarise the main points of the book or the reviewer’s feelings about it, but instead constructively critique the strengths, the relevance and the implications of its argument for Critical Muslim Studies.

We welcome reviews of books that take a non-Orientalist approach to issues relating to Islam, Muslims and the Islamicate. These may be from a range of disciplines, including the fields of Political Science, Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Critical Theory, International Relations, Sociology, Art, Literature, Anthropology and Islamic Studies.

Book reviews should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words, while review articles may be longer (4,000-6,000 words).

Formatting should include the standard bibliographic guidelines, noting the author(s) or editor(s), title, publisher, year of publication, paperback/hard cover version, price (for both versions if available), ISBN and number of pages and illustrations (if any). References to other works should be noted in a bibliography at the end, although these should be kept to a minimum in the book review and are more suitable for a review article.

Enquiries about book reviews should be sent to: uzma.jamil@mail.mcgill.ca.

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