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."
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
Preface to the second edition x
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