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Paradoxical Citizenship

Essays on Edward Said

By Silvia Nagy-Zekmi (Edited by), Edward W. Said (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 292 pages
Published In: United States, 27 April 2006
In a collection of intriguing essays on the work of Edward Said, internationally-recognized scholars pay homage to the late critic by addressing many aspects of his oeuvre, including his breakthrough Orientalism, the role of the intellectual, the Question of Palestine, and finally his dramatic memoir, Out of Place. This volume is a useful contribution for classroom use, as well as recreational reading for those interested in the work of this controversial thinker.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Knowledge, Power and Fear: Edward Said and the "Mainstreaming" of Postcolonial Literary Thought Chapter 2 Said's Impact on Arab Intellectuals: Reverberations of Said's Thought in the Current Debates over Islam and US-Muslim/Arab Relations 3 The "Postcolonial" in Translation: Reading Said in Hebrew 4 Said's Foucault, or the Places of the Critic 5 The Wor(l)d, the Text, and the (In)fusionist 6 Edward Said's Counterpoint 7 Territorial Ambition: Edward Said's Unmasking of the Intellectuals' Complicity with State Expansion 8 Historiography as a Means for Power: "Otherization" and Imperialism Through the Writings of Edward Said 9 What Would Said Say? Reflections on Tradition, Imperialism, and Globalism 10 "": Orientalism's Strange Persistence in British South Asian Writing 11 Latin American Orientalism from Margin to Margins 12 The Legacy and the Future of Orientalism 13 Occidentalism: Edward Said's Legacy for the Occidentalist Imaginary and its Critique 14 Nation and Narration: The English Novel and Englishness 15 Fish(ing) for Colonial Counter-Narratives in the Language of Post-Colonial Criticism 16 Subject and Citizen: Ambivalent Identity in Postcolonial Cameroon 17 Was Edward Said Right in Depicting Albert Camus as an Imperialist Writer? 18 Edward Said, John Berger, Jean Mohr: Seeking an Other Optic 19 After the Last Sky: A Liminal Space 20 Other Places: Said's Map of the Middle East

About the Author

Silvia Nagy-Zekmi is professor and chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Villanova University.


Clearly this is the most comprehensive analysis of Edward Said's work yet compiled, a collection that will open up the full range of Said's impact on the humanities. This book combines a range of investigation with new insights into his work. -- Bill Ashcroft, Hong Kong University

EAN: 9780739109885
ISBN: 073910988X
Publisher: Lexington Books
Dimensions: 23.7 x 15.9 x 2.6 centimetres (0.56 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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