Edward Said and Critical Decolonization
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Edward Said and Critical Decolonization by Ferial J. Ghazoul
Book DescriptionThis book is dedicated to Edward Said (1935-2003), a major literary and cultural critic, who has been instrumental in promoting decolonization through his analytical and critical writing. Scholarly articles tackle various aspects of Said's writing on fiction, criticism, politics, and music, and the volume includes an extensive bibliography of Edward Said. "Edward Said and Critical Decolonization" strives to cover the multifaceted career of Said, with emphasis on his critical contribution to decolonization and resistance to hegemony. There are moving testimonies by friends and relatives, students and colleagues, which throw light on his personality. An article by Said himself on the idea of the university is published here for the first time. The volume also includes articles exploring in depth Said's political, critical, and aesthetic positions - including his views on intellectuals and secular criticism, on traveling theory, and humanism. And Said's thought is explored in relation to other major thinkers such as Freud and Foucault.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774160875
(229mm x 160mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Ferial J. Ghazoul
Rama and the Dragon, Paperback (November 2013)
A new paperback edition of the winner of the 1999 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
Trauma and Memory, Paperback (September 2010)
This issue of Alif focuses on trauma and loss and their presence in collective and individual memory.
Dreaming of Baghdad, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Ferial J. Ghazoul
Explains the author's first years of forced exile from her beloved country about the time of her incarceration, the agonising loss of comrades to torture and death in prison, the haunted quality of life so far away from home and family, and the ways in which memory conspires to make us forget what sometimes is most dear to us.
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Author Biography - Ferial J. Ghazoul
Ferial J. Ghazoul is professor of English and comparative literature at the American University in Cairo.
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