Edward Said: Emancipation & representation

Author(s): Adel Iskandar

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Edward W. Said (1935-2003) ranks as one of the most preeminent public intellectuals of our time. Through his literary criticism, his advocacy for the Palestinian cause, and his groundbreaking book "Orientalism", Said elegantly enriched public discourse by unsettling the status quo. This indispensable volume, the most comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on Edward Said's life and work, spans his broad legacy both within and beyond the academy. The book brings together contributions from thirty-one luminaries - leading scholars, critics, writers, and activists - to engage Said's provocative ideas. Their essays and interviews explore the key themes of emancipation and representation through the prisms of postcolonial theory, literature, music, philosophy, and cultural studies. The contributors include: Bill Ashcroft, Ben Conisbee Baer, Daniel Barenboim, Timothy Brennan, Noam Chomsky, Denise DeCaires-Narain, Nicholas Dirks, Marc H. Ellis, Rokus de Groot, Sabry Hafez, Abdirahman A. Hussein, Ardi Imseis, Adel Iskandar, Ghada Karmi, Katherine Callen King, Joseph Massad, W. J. T.

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Adel Iskandar is Visiting Scholar at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), Georgetown University. He is the author of Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism. Hakem Rustom is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics.

Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Emancipation and Representation Adel Iskandar and Hakem Rustom 1. Affiliating with Edward Said Joseph Massad Part 1. On Colony and Aesthetics 2. Edward Said Remembered on September 11, 2004: A Conversation with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Ben Conisbee Baer 3. Beginnings Again Michael Wood 4. Side by Side: The Other Is Not Mute Laura Nader 5. Edward Said and Anthropology Nicholas B. Dirks 6. The Critic and the Public: Edward Said and World Literature Timothy Brennan 7. Affiliating Edward Said Closer to Home: Reading Postcolonial Women's Texts Denise deCaires Narain 8. Translating Heroism: Locating Edward Said on Ahdaf Soueif's The Map of Love Katherine Callen King 9. Edward Said and the Poetry of Decolonization Jahan Ramazani 10. Edward Said in Contemporary Arabic Culture Sabry Hafez 11. "Long, Languorous, Repetitious Line": Edward Said's Critique of Arab Popular Culture Anastasia Valassopoulos 12. Edward Said and Counterpoint Rokus de Groot Part 2. Palestine, Israel, and Zionism 13. The Arab/Jewish Counterpoint: An Interview with Daniel Barenboim Hakem Rustom 14. Speaking Truth to Power: On Edward Said and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle Ardi Imseis 15. Edward Said and the Palestine Question Avi Shlaim 16. Representation and Liberation: From Orientalism to the Palestinian Crisis Bill Ashcroft 17. Said and the Palestinian Diaspora: A Personal Reflection Ghada Karmi 18. The Question of Zionism: Continuing the Dialogue Jacqueline Rose 19. Edward Said's Impact on Post-Zionist Critique in Israel Ilan Pappe 20. The "Postcolonial" in Translation: Reading Said in Hebrew Ella Shohat 21. Exile With/Out God: A Jewish Commentary in Memory of Edward Said Marc H. Ellis Part 3. The Intellectual at a Crossroads 22. The Incalculable Loss: Conversations with Noam Chomsky Adel Iskandar 23. "Contented Homeland Peace": The Motif of Exile in Edward Said Robert Spencer 24. A New "Copernican" Revolution: Said's Critique of Metaphysics and Theology Abdirahman A. Hussein 25. Edward Said and the Possibilities of Humanism R. Radhakrishnan 26. The Language of the Unrequited: Memory, Aspiration, and Antagonism in the Utopian Imagination of Edward Said Asha Varadharajan 27. Between Humanism and Late Style Lecia Rosenthal 28. Secular Divination: Edward Said's Humanism W.J.T. Mitchell 29. Countercurrents and Tensions in Said's Critical Practice Benita Parry List of Contributors Index

General Fields

  • : 9780520258907
  • : The University Press Group Ltd
  • : University of California Press
  • : July 2010
  • : books

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  • : Adel Iskandar
  • : Paperback
  • : 566