Trials of Arab modernity : literary affects and the new political (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarek El-Ariss
ISBN: 9780823251711 0823251713 9780823251728 0823251721
OCLC Number: 900163885
Awards: Commended for Choice: Outstanding Academic Title 2014
Description: x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
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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"... a sharp and witty reading of great warmth and appeal that brings the reader close to its subject without surrendering to hasty generalizations." -- -Muhsin al-Musawi Columbia University, author Read more...

 
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