Moral tensions between western and Islamic cultures

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Title Moral tensions between western and Islamic cultures: the need for additional sociological studies of dissonance in the wake of September 11
Author(s) Benet Davetian
Journal Sociological Research Online
Date 2001
Volume 6
Issue 3
Abstract This article suggests that, in the wake of the events of September 11, it would be an error for sociologists & political analysts to concentrate on revisions of economic & political theory while not paying equal attention to the moral tensions between Islamic & Western cultures. It proposes that economic & geopolitical research be expanded to include bilateral studies of Western & Islamic conceptions of morality & standards of right & wrong. The argument is based on the proposition that certain Western liberal attitudes threaten Islamic peoples' commitment to the traditional family, thereby delaying conflict resolution & providing terrorists with additional venues for 'justifying' their acts. Adapted from the source document.

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