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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9781848132351
ISBN-10: 1848132352
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 129mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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