Debating Orientalism

Debating Orientalism

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Edward Said continues to fascinate and stir controversy, nowhere more than with his classic work Orientalism. Debating Orientalism brings a rare mix of perspectives to an ongoing polemic. Contributors from a range of disciplines take stock of the book's impact and appraise its significance in contemporary cultural politics and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349338177
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 279
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Moneera Al-Ghadeer, Qatar University, USA
Peter Gran, Temple University, USA
Joanna de Groot, University of York, UK
Nicholas Harrison, King's College London, UK
Robert Irwin, London University, UK
Donna Landry, University of Kent, UK
Yonatan Mendel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Rajeshwari Mishka Sinha, Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge, UK
Robert Spencer, University of Manchester, UK
Andrea Teti, University of Aberdeen, UK
Nicholas Tromans, Kingston University, UK

Table of Contents

1. Orientalism: Legacies of a Performance; Anna Bernard and Ziad Elmarsafy 2. Orientalism's Contribution to World History and Middle Eastern History Thirty-Five Years Later; Peter Gran 3. Flaubert's Camel: Said's Animus; Robert Irwin 4. Said before Said; Donna Landry 5. Orienting America: Sanskrit and Modern Scholarship in the United States, 1836-1894; Rajeshwari Mishka Sinha 6. Re-Arabizing the De-Arabized: The Mista?aravim Unit of the Palmach: Yonatan Mendel 7. Cannibalizing Iraq: Topos of a New Orientalism: Moneera al-Ghadeer 8. Confessions of a Dangerous (Arab) Mind: Orientalism and Confession Beyond Said and Foucault: Andrea Teti 9. The 'War on Terror' and the Backlash against Orientalism: Robert Spencer 10. 'The Defeat of Narrative by Vision': Said and the Image: Nicholas Tromans 11. How Much is Enough Said? Some Gendered Responses to Orientalism: Joanna de Groot 12. Said's Impact: Lessons for Literary Critics: Nicholas Harrison

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