The Legacy of Edward W. Said

The Legacy of Edward W. Said

by William V. Spanos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252033884

ISBN-13: 9780252033889

Pub. Date: 01/07/2009

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

With the untimely death of Edward W. Said in 2003, various academic and public intellectuals worldwide have begun to reassess the writings of this powerful oppositional intellectual. Figures on the neoconservative right, who have become influential in the policy-making of George W. Bush's administration, have already begun to discredit Said's work as that of a…  See more details below

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With the untimely death of Edward W. Said in 2003, various academic and public intellectuals worldwide have begun to reassess the writings of this powerful oppositional intellectual. Figures on the neoconservative right, who have become influential in the policy-making of George W. Bush's administration, have already begun to discredit Said's work as that of a subversive intent on slandering America's benign global image and undermining its global authority. On the left, a significant number of oppositional intellectuals are eager to counter this neoconservative vilification, proffering a Said who, in marked opposition to the "anti-humanism" of the great poststructuralist thinkers who were his contemporaries - Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, and Michel Foucault - reaffirms humanism and thus rejects poststructuralist theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252033889
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Edward W. Said and the Poststructuralists: An Introduction 1

2 Heidegger, Foucault, and the "Empire of the Gaze": Thinking the Territorialization of Knowledge 26

3 Orientalism: Foucault, Genealogy, History 70

4 Culture and Imperialism: The Specter of Empire 111

5 Edward Said's Humanism and American Exceptionalism after 9/11/01: An Interrogation 151

6 Edward Said's Mount Hermon and Mine: A Forwarding Remembrance and a Coda 197

Notes 233

Index 267

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