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Colonizing geographies.

Author: Derek Gregory
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Traces the long history of British and American involvements in the Middle East. This work argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 activated a series of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Gregory
ISBN: 1577180895 9781577180890 1577180909 9781577180906 1557180903 9781557180902
OCLC Number: 40839403
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures.Preface.Acknowledgments.Part 1: The Colonial Present:.1.1 Foucault's Laughter.1.2 The Present Tense.Part 2: Architectures of Enmity:.2.1 Imaginative Geographies.2.2 "Why do they hate us?".2.3 September 11.Part 3: The Land Where Red Tulips Grew:.3.1 Great Games.3.2 Uncivil Wars and Transnational Terrorism.3.3 The Sorcerer's Apprentices.Part 4 Civilization and Barbarism:.4.1 The Visible and the Invisible.4.2 Territorialization, Targets, and Technoculture.4.3 Deadly Messengers.4.4 Spaces of the Exception.4.5 Deconstructions.Part 5 Barbed Boundaries:.5.1 America's Israel.5.2 Diaspora, Dispossession, and Disaster.5.3 Occupation, Coercion, and Colonization.5.4 Camp David and Goliath.Part 6: Defiled Cities:.6.1 Ground Zeros.6.2 Besieging Cartographies.6.3 Identities and Oppositions.Part 7: The Tyranny of Strangers:.7.1 "Not as conquerors or enemies...".7.2 Coups and Conflicts.7.3 Desert Storms and Urban Nightmares.Part 8: Boundless War:.8.1 Black September.8.2 Killing Grounds.8.3 The Cutting-room War.Part 9: Gravity's Rainbows:.9.1 Connective Dissonance.9.2 The Colonial Present and Cultures of Travel.9.3 Pandora's Spaces.Guide to Further Reading.Index

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