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Edward Said

Edward Said

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December 2000 | 1 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
By a wide measure of assent, Edward Said was one of the most important scholars examining society, politics and culture. A Palestinian-American, his life had been shaped by the cross-currents of race, globalization and nationalist violence. Said emerged as a leading figure in the dialogue between occidentalism and orientalism, making seminal contributions to our understanding of colonialism, postcolonialism and the responsibilities of criticism. He was one of the figures cited most frequently in the Social Science Citation Index, and one of the few, genuinely global, public intellectuals.

This exhaustive and unparalleled collection draws together the essential writings on Said's thought in a collection which any serious student of contemporary social thought will find indispensable. Planned and produced with a view to provide an accessible and reliable survey of all aspects of Said's voluminous writings, the collection is divided into four sections.

Section 1: Intellectuals and Critics: Positions and Polemics

Included here are reflections on some of the master-themes in Said's thought: the question of the displacement of the intellectual critic; the metaphysics of critical `homelessness', the challenges of exile; Said's relation to post-colonialism; and the important debates between Said, Aijaz Ahmad and Walzer. The challenging and controversial nature of many of Said's ideas are fully explored and the originality of his position on intellectual criticism and post-colonialism is properly acknowledged.

Section 2: Versions of Orientalism

Said's study of orientalism was arguably a break-through work, rapidly establishing him as a central cultural critic of modern times. Said's study was instrumental in opening up postcolonialism as an area of analysis. In this section the relevance of orientalism to the study of culture is examined, and the antinomies of orientalism are surveyed. Said was fully aware that he was writing about a contested subject when he published Orientalism. Here, the axes of contestation are brought together, and their power is compared and contrasted. The section includes discussions of the relevance of orientlaism to the study of Japan; Barthes and orientalism; China and orientalism; orientalism and the Third World; feminism, imperialism and orientalism; orientalism, the West and Islam and orientalism and technology.

Section 3: Cultural Forms, Disciplinary Boundaries

Said's interest in the politics of power and domination is richly explored in his thought on disciplinary boundaries. His work can be partly understood as an attack on certain forms of institutionalized epistemology, but always, with a conviction that the necessity of truth is the sine quo non of academic debate. This section provides readers with insights into the breadth and quality of Said's writings. It includes reflections on Said's Culture and Imperialism; nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism; music, literature and emotion; Said and the study of history; Said, anthropology and ethnography; language and war; representations of domination through aesthetic forms; and multiculturalism, geography and postcolonial theory. What comes through most powerfully is the sheer expanse and inspired relevance of Said's thought to understanding the present and the relationship between history and the present.

Section 4: Theory and Politics

The questions that Said devoted himself to studying have very wide implications into the organization of self and society. Indeed, Said was an exemplary political writer, in as much as he never stints on his attempt to demonstrate the relevance of theory for practice. This section fully explores these aspects of Said's work. It includes discussions of colonialism and discrimination; the cult of theory; the politics of nonidentity; the power of the word; the relationship between Jameson and Said; Said and cultural relativism; Fanon and Said; Chomsku and Said; the relevance of Said's thought to understanding minority culture; Palestine and the betrayal of history; and the psychology of nationalism.

Edward W Said and Diacritics
Interview with Edward W Said
Catherine Gallagher
Politics, the Profession, and the Critic
Paul A Bov[ac]e
Intellectuals at War
Michel Foucault and the Analytics of Power

Mustapha Ben T Marrouchi
The Critic as Dis/Placed Intelligence
The Case of Edward Said

Aijaz Ahmad
Orientalism and After
Ambivalence and Metropolitan Location in the Work of Edward Said

Michael Sprinker
The National Question
Said, Ahmad, Jameson

Marjorie Levinson
News from Nowhere
The Discontents of Aijaz Ahmad

Edward W Said, Joseph A Buttigieg and Paul A Bov[ac]e
An Interview with Edward W Said
Bruce Robbins
The East is a Career
Edward Said

Barbara Harlow
The Palestinian Intellectual and the Liberation of the Academy
Abdul R JanMohamed
Worldliness-Without-World, Homelessness-as-Home
Toward a Definition of the Specular Border Intellectual

Mark Walhout
The Intifada of the Intellectuals
An Ecumenical Perspective on the Walzer-Said Exchange

Rashid I Khalidi
Edward W Said and the American Public Sphere
Speaking Truth to Power

Edward Said and Bill Ashcroft
Conversation with Edward Said
Tim Lawrence
Edward Said, Late Style and the Aesthetic of Exile
Martin Hollis
`What Truth? For Whom and Where?'
Patrick Williams
Nothing in the Post?
Said and the Problem of Post-Colonial Intellectuals

Richard H Minear
Orientalism and the Study of Japan
Dennis Porter
Orientalism and its Problems
Lata Mani and Ruth Frankenberg
The Challenge of Orientalism
James Clifford
On Orientalism
Zakia Pathak, Saswati Sengupta and Sharmila Purkayastha
The Prisonhouse of Orientalism
Rosalind O'Hanlon and David Washbrook
After Orientalism
Culture, Criticism and Politics in the Third World

David Morley and Kevin Robins
Futures, Foreigners and Phobias

Mahmut Mutman
Under the Sign of Orientalism
The West vs. Islam

Diana Knight
Barthes and Orientalism
Joyce Zonana
The Sultan and the Slave
Feminist Orientalism and the Structures of Jane Eyre

Leigh Dale and Helen Gilbert
Looking the Same? A Preliminary (Postcolonial) Discussion of Orientalism and Occidentalism in Australia and Japan
Emily Apter
Acting Out Orientalism
Sapphic Theatricality in Turn-of-the-Century Paris

Joseph A Boone
Vacation Cruises; or, the Homoerotics of Orientalism
Gyan Prakash
Orientalism Now
Arif Dirlik
Chinese History and the Question of Orientalism
Joanna Liddle and Shirin Rai
Feminism, Imperialism and Orientalism
The Challenge of the `Indian Woman'

Neil Macmaster and Toni Lewis
From Unveiling to Hyperveiling

Timothy Brennan
The Illusion of a Future
Orientalism as Travelling Theory

Benita Parry
Overlapping Territories and Intertwined Histories
Edward Said's Postcolonial Cosmopolitanism

Johannes Fabian
Presence and Representation
The Other and Anthropological Writing

Catherine Gimelli Martin
Orientalism and the Ethnographer
Said, Herodotus and the Discourse of Alterity

Ernest Gellner
The Mightier Pen
The Double Standards of Inside-Out Colonialism

Allen Dunn
The Ethics of Mansfield Park
MacIntyre, Said and Social Context

Susan Fraiman
Jane Austen and Edward Said
Gender, Culture and Imperialism

Bruce Robbins et al
Edward Said's Culture and Imperialism
A Symposium

Lisa Lowe
Nationalism and Exoticism
Nineteenth-Century Others in Flaubert's Salammbo and L'Education Sentimentale


Michael Hays
Representing Empire
Class, Culture and the Popular Theatre in the Nineteenth Century

Benita Parry
Narrating Imperialism
Nostromo's Dystopia

Elleke Boehmer
East is East and South is South
Postcolonialism as Neo-Orientalism, the Cases of Sarojini Naidu and Arundhati Roy

John M MacKenzie
Edward Said and the Historians
Edmund Burke III
Orientalism and World History
Representing Middle Eastern Nationalism and Islamism in the Twentieth Century

Christine Anne Holmlund
Displacing Limits of Difference
Gender, Race and Colonialism in Edward Said and Homi Bhabha's Theoretical Models and Marguerite Duras's Experimental Films

Marina Heung
The Family Romance of Orientalism
From Madame Butterfly to Indochine


Bob Hodge
Language and War
Orientalism in the `Mother of All Battles'

Terry Cochran
The Matter of Language
Henry Louis Gates Jr
Said as Music Critic
Jim Merod
The Sublime Lyrical Abstractions of Edward W Said
Derek B Scott
Orientalism and Musical Style
Lindsay Waters
In Responses Begins Responsibility
Music and Emotion

Fernando Coronil
Beyond Occidentalism
Toward Nonimperial Geohistorical Categories

John K Noyes
Multiculturalism, Geography, Postcolonial Theory
Hayden White
Criticism as Cultural Politics
Joseph N Riddel
Scriptive Fate/Scriptive Hope
Homi K Bhabha
Difference, Discrimination and the Discourse of Colonialism
Daniel O'Hara
Criticism Worldly and Otherworldly
Edward W Said and the Cult of Theory

Robert Con Davis
Theorizing Opposition
Aristotle, Greimas, Jameson and Said

Harold Weiss
The Genealogy of Justice and the Justice of Genealogy
Chomsky and Said vs. Foucault and Bov[ac]e

Paul B Armstrong
Play and Cultural Differences
Paul Bov[ac]e
Hope and Reconciliation
A Review of Edward W Said

Michael Dutton and Peter Williams
Translating Theories
Edward Said on Orientalism, Imperialism and Alterity

Ray Kiely
Third Worldist Relativism
A New Form of Imperialism

Asha Varadharajan
Edward W Said
Fred Dallmayr
The Politics of Nonidentity
Adorno, Postmodernism - and Edward Said

William V Spanos
Culture and Colonization
The Imperial Imperatives of the Centered Circle

Michael Garbutcheon Singh and James Greenlaw
Postcolonial Theory in the Literature Classroom
Contrapuntal Readings

Amir R Mufti
Auerbach in Istanbul
Edward Said, Secular Criticism and the Question of Minority Culture

Anthony C Alessandrini
Humanism in Question
Fanon and Said

Edward W Said and David Barsamian
Betrayal of History

Norman G Finkelstein
Disinformation and the Palestine Question
The Not-So-Strange Case of Joan Peters's From Time Immemorial

Christopher Hitchens
Bryan Cheyette
White Skin, Black Masks
Jews and Jewishness in the Writings of George Eliot and Franz Fanon

Ella Shohat
Antinomies of Exile
Said at the Frontiers of National Narrations

Homi K Bhabha
A Question of Survival
Nations and Psychic States


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ISBN: 9780761970545