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Edward Said by Pal Ahluwalia
Book DescriptionEdward Said is perhaps best known as the author of the landmark study Orientalism, a book which changed the face of critical theory and shaped the emerging field of post-colonial studies, and for his controversial journalism on the Palestinian political situation. Looking at the context and the impact of Said's scholarship and journalism, this book examines Said's key ideas, including: * the significance of 'worldliness', 'amateurism', 'secular criticism', 'affiliation' and 'contrapuntal reading' * the place of text and critic in 'the world' * knowledge, power and the construction of the 'Other' * links between culture and imperialism * exile, identity and the plight of Palestine * a new chapter looking at Said's later work and style This popular guide has been fully updated and revised in a new edition, suitable for readers approaching Said's work for the first time as well as those already familiar with the work of this important theorist. The result is the ideal guide to one of the twentieth century's most engaging critical thinkers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415476898
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Violence and Non-violence in Africa, Paperback (February 2011)
'Violence and Non-Violence in Africa' historicizes and breaks down the pervasive, almost ritualistic, association of Africa with forms of everyday as well as extreme violence, the latter bordering on and including genocide.
Out of Africa, Hardback (March 2010)
Making a convincing and controversial case that post-structuralism has colonial and postcolonial roots, this title features a wide-ranging discussion, ranging across authors as different as Foucault, Derrida, Fanon, Althusser, Cixous, Bourdieu and Lyotard, that enables the reader to make connections that have remained unnoticed or been neglected.
Edward Said, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Pal Ahluwalia
Edward Said is perhaps best known as the author of "Orientalism", a book which changed the face of critical theory and shaped the emerging field of post-colonial studies. This volume explains Said's key ideas, their contexts and impact, with reference to both his scholarship and journalism.
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Author Biography - Pal Ahluwalia
Bill Ashcroft is a founding exponent of post-colonial theory, co-author of The Empire Writes Back, the first text to examine systematically the field of post-colonial studies. He is Chair of the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, on leave from the University of New South Wales. Pal Ahluwalia is Pro Vice Chancellor of the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences and the Director for the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southern Australia. He is the editor of three Routledge journals, Social Identities, African Identities and Sikh Formations.
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