Edward Said

Edward Said

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Edward Said is perhaps best known as the author ofOrientalism(1978), a book which changed the face of critical theory and shaped the emerging field of post-colonial studies. He is also widely known for his controversial journalism on the Palestinian political situation. This volume explains Said's key ideas, their contexts and impact, with reference to both his scholarship and journalism. These ideas include: * the place of text and critic in qthe worldq * knowledge, power and the construction of the qOtherq * the links between culture and imperialism * exile, identity and the plight of Palestine. First published in 1999, this book has been fully updated and revised for the reader new to Said's work. The result is the ideal guide to one of today's most engaging critical thinkers.... been the locking of the intellectual into an inwardly focused and inwardly spiralling discourse only accessible to other professionals. ... He argues that the essay form is ironic, by which he means, first, that a#39;the form is patently insufficient in itsanbsp;...

Title:Edward Said
Author:Bill Ashcroft, D. Pal S. Ahluwalia
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1999


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