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Trials of Arab modernity : literary affects and the new political

Author: Tarek El-Ariss
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Challenging prevalent conceptualisations of modernity, this study instead offers close readings of the simultaneous performances and contestations of modernity staged in works by authors such as Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Tayeb Salih, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamdi Abu Golayyel, and Ahmad Alaidy. In dialogue with affect theory, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis, the book reveals these trials to be a violent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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El-Ariss, Tarek.
Trials of Arab modernity.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012050166
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tarek El-Ariss
ISBN: 9780823251735 082325173X 0823251713 9780823251711 0823251721 9780823251728 9780823252367 0823252361
OCLC Number: 847623349
Description: 1 online resource (x, 233 pages)
Contents: Introduction: debating modernity --
Fantasy of the imam --
Aversion to civilization --
Staging the colonial encounter --
Majnun strikes back --
Hacking the modern --
Conclusion: writing the new political.
Responsibility: Tarek El-Ariss.

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Focusing on the body as a site of rupture and signification, this book shifts the paradigm for the study of modernity in the Arab context from questions of representation, translation, and cultural  Read more...

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