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Edward Said : criticism and society

Author: Abdirahman A Hussein
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2004.
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This biography argues that underneath Said's eclecticism there is a global method in his work. His key text, Hussein suggests, is not "Orientalism", but "Beginnings", and the Palestine experience  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hussein, Abdirahman A.
Edward Said.
London ; New York : Verso, 2002
(OCoLC)606888023
Online version:
Hussein, Abdirahman A.
Edward Said.
London ; New York : Verso, 2002
(OCoLC)609154298
Named Person: Edward W Said; Edward W Said; Edward W Said
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdirahman A Hussein
ISBN: 185984670X 9781859846704
OCLC Number: 50583276
Description: ix, 339 p. 25 cm.
Contents: A Technique of Trouble: Dialectical Subversion and Archaeo-genealogy --
Dismantling Ideological Walls --
Debating with Knowledge, Wrestling with History --
The Myth of "Postcolonial" Theory: Intellectuals, Collusion, and Opposition --
Is an Affiliated Human Community Possible? --
Reflexivity and Self-creation in Said and Conrad --
The Artistic Self in Conditions of Extremity --
Dialectical Agonism in Conrad and Said: The "Either/Or" Imperative --
Normativity as Negativity --
Conrad and the Imperialism of Ideas --
The Ego Historicized: Space-Time as Sedimented Gestalts --
Beginnings and Authority: Ideology, Critique, and Community (I) --
A Theoretical Intervention --
The Paradox of Modernity --
The Destruction of Foundations: Beginnings in the Absence of Origins --
Rationality and Its Discontents: The Case Against Idealism and Empiricism --
Reason as Intentionality: Towards an Experimental Rationality --
Ideological Currency Versus Critical Knowledge --
Language as Event: The Dynamics of Textuality --
Beginnings and Authority: Ideology, Critique, and Community (II) --
Narrativity and the Natural Order: The Fate of the Classical Novel --
The High Drama of Modernism: Textual Production and the Dilemmas of Modernity --
The Grand Gesture of Structuralism: Much Ado About Nothing --
Vico and Foucault: The "Space" Between Philosophy, Language, and History --
The Power of Discourse: Foucault on Truth, Knowledge, History --
Vico's Poetic History: Humanity as Autodidact --
The Struggle for the World: Culture, Hegemony, and Intellectuals.
Responsibility: Abdirahman A. Hussein.

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"Edward Said, a Palestinian exile and long time resident of New York, has been one of the most influential literary and cultural critics in the Anglophone world. Abdirahman Hussein's ambitious and Read more...

 
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