ISBN-10:
0521133076
ISBN-13:
9780521133074
Pub. Date:
12/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism / Edition 2

Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism / Edition 2

by Zachary Lockman

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Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism / Edition 2

Zachary Lockman's informed and thoughtful history of European Orientation and US Middle East Studies the "clash of civilizations" debate, and America's involvement in the region has become a highly recommended and widely used text since its publication in 2004. The second edition of Professor Lockman's book brings his analysis up to date by considering how the study of the Middle East has evolved in the intervening years, in the context of the US occupation of Iraq and the "global war on terror."

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ISBN-13: 9780521133074
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: Contemporary Middle East Series , #3
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 383,562
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Zachary Lockman teaches modern Middle Eastern history at New York University. His previous publications include Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906 948 (1996). He has served as president of the Middle East Studies Association, speaks and writes widely on current events in the Middle East and US foreign policy, and is a contributing editor of Middle East Report.

Table of Contents

List of maps viii

Acknowledgments ix

Preface to the second edition x

Maps xiv

Introduction 1

1 In the beginning 8

2 Islam, the West and the rest 38

3 Orientalism and empire 66

4 The American century 100

5 Turmoil in the field 149

6 Said's Orientalism: a book and its aftermath 183

7 After Orientalism? 216

Afterword 274

Notes 279

Bibliography 301

Index 312

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