Why The Arabs Arent Free

Why The Arabs Arent Free

by Moustapha Safouan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405161718
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/04/2007
Series: Critical Quarterly Book Series , #2
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Moustapha Safouan is an 85 year old Egyptian psychoanalyst living in Paris. His father was one of the founders of the Egyptian Communist party. As a young man in post-war Paris he was one of Jacques Lacan's first students. He has published widely in psychoanalysis. This book has been translated from Arabic and the English text has ben completely re-worked by Colin MacCabe to make it as accesible to Western readers as possible. Colin MacCabe considers it the most important book that he has edited in over thirty years as an editor for Macmillan/Palgrave, British Film Institute and Blackwells.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Colin MacCabe ix

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

1 Components of Western Dominance 13

2 Questions that Have Been Forgotten in our Political Philosophy 27

3 Creative Transmission and Stagnant Transmission: Culture and Power 35

4 People and Writers 47

5 The Role of Language in the Creation of Culture 57

6 Writing and Power 67

7 The Fraud of the Islamic State 87

Further Reading 99

Index 103

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