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Debating Orientalism / edited by Ziad Elmarsafy, Reader, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, UK, Anna Bernard, Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature, King's College London, UK, and David Attwell, Professor of Modern Literature, Department of English and Related Literature University of York, UK
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Subject(s) Orientalism
Subject Said, Edward W. Orientalism
Said, Edward W. -- Influence
SUBJECT Said, Edward W
Physical Description xi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Orientalism : legacies of a performance / Anna Bernard and Ziad Elmarsafy -- Orientalism's contribution to world history and Middle Eastern history thirty-five years later / Peter Gran -- Flaubert's camel : Said's animus / Robert Irwin -- Said before Said / Donna Landry -- Orienting America : Sanskrit and modern scholarship in the United States, 1836-1894 / Rajeshwari Mishka Sinha -- Re-Arabizing the de-Arabized : the Mistaaravim unit of the Palmach / Yonatan Mendel -- Cannibalizing Iraq : topos of a new orientalism / Moneera al-Ghadeer -- Confessions of a dangerous (Arab) mind : Orientalism and confession beyond Said and Foucault / Andrea Teti -- The "war on terror" and the backlash against Orientalism / Robert Spencer -- "The defeat of narrative by vision" : Said and the image / Nicholas Tromans -- How much is enough Said? : some gendered responses to Orientalism / Joanna de Groot -- Said's impact : lessons for literary critics / Nicholas Harrison
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-260) and index
Summary To many, Edward Said's seminal 1978 work Orientalism is an enduring touchstone, a founding text of the field of postcolonial studies and a book that continues to influence debates in literary and cultural studies, Middle Eastern Studies, anthropology, art history, history and politics. To others, however, Orientalism has serious failings, not least in blaming the wrong people - namely, Orientalists - for the crimes of European imperialism. Debating Orientalism addresses the book's contemporary relevance without lionizing or demonizing its author. Bridging the gap between intellectual history and political engagement, the twelve contributors to this volume interrogate Orientalism's legacy with a view to moving the debate about this text beyond the manichean limitations within which it has all too often been imprisoned. Debating Orientalism seeks to consider Orientalism's implications with a little less feeling, though no less commitment to understanding the value and political effects of engaged scholarship
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Alternate Author Elmarsafy, Ziad, author, editor of compilation
Bernard, Anna, 1979- author, editor of compilation
Attwell, David, editor of compilation

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