Aleem Karmali: Material Culture’s role in Dispelling the ‘Clash of Civilisations’ theory

Aleem Karmali: Material Culture’s role in Dispelling the ‘Clash of Civilisations’ theoryCritiquing the ‘Clash of Civilisations’ Theory

Samuel Huntington’s well-known ‘Clash of Civilisations’ theory posits that there is a fundamental divide between what he called ‘Islamic’ civilisation and ‘Western’ civilisation, and that this divide is marked by insurmountable cultural differences. Summarising the interaction of these societies through the course of history and surmising about the future prospects, he said that, ‘Conflict along the fault line between Western and Islamic civilizations has been going on for 1,300 years…This centuries-old military interaction between the West and Islam is unlikely to decline.’

Read at the source: IIS Alumni Newsletter – Aleem Karmali – Page 8

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