The Uncultured Wars
Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought - New Essays
By (author) Steven Salaita
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Uncultured Wars by Steven Salaita
Book DescriptionThe Uncultured Wars is a powerful indictment of dominant American liberal-left discourse. Through twelve stylish essays Steven Salaita returns again and again to his core themes of anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia and the inadequacy of critical thought amongst the 'chattering classes', showing how racism continues to exist in the places where we would least expect it. By looking at topics as diverse as 'Is Jackass Justifiable?', 'Open Mindedness on Independence Day' and 'Ambition, Terrorism and Empathy', Salaita explores why Arabs are marginalized, and who seeks to benefit from this. He goes on to make the case that Arabs and Muslims urgently need to be included in the conversations that people have about American geopolitics. Part of a long tradition of politically engaged writing, and a trailblazer in the emerging genre of Arab-American writing, this book is eminently readable and relevant to our times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781848132351
(198mm x 129mm x 129mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven Salaita
Uncivil Rites, Hardback (December 2015)
Salaita s controversial firing by the University of Illinois provoked a national conversation about academic freedom and the question of Palestine."
Modern Arab American Fiction, Paperback (April 2011)
An overview of Arab-American fiction as it has developed over the past twenty years
Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Steven Salaita
Using a mix of literary and social analysis, this book examines a range of modern Arab American literary fiction and illustrates how numerous socio-political phenomena have affected the development of the Arab American novel. It offers reflections on the viability of developing an Arab American Studies.
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Author Biography - Steven Salaita
Steven Salaita is Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech. His other books include Anti-Arab Racism in the USA (2006); The Holy Land in Transit (2006) and Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics (2006).
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