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    DescriptionSince the 1948 war which drove them from their homeland, the Palestinian people have consistently been denied the most basic democratic rights. Blaming The Victims shows how the historical fate of the Palestinians has been justified by spurious academic attempts to dismiss their claim to a home within the boundaries of historical Palestine and even to deny their very existence. Beginning with a thorough expose of the fraudulent assertions of Joan Peters concerning the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine prior to 1948, the book then turns to similar instances in Middle East research where the truth about the Palestinians has been systematically suppressed: from the bogus - though still widely believed - explanations of why so many Palestinians fled their homes in 1948, to today's distorted propaganda about PLO terrorism. The volume also includes sharp critiques of the wide consensus in the USA which supports Israel and its territorial ambitions while maintaining total silence about the competing reality of the Palestinians. Contributors include Norman G. Finkelstein, Peretz Kidron, Noam Chomsky, G. W. Bowerstock, Ibrahim Abu-Loghod, Rashid Khalidi, Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Muhammed Hallaj, and Elia Zureik.


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    Title
    Blaming the Victims
    Subtitle
    Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Edward W. Said, Edited by Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781859843406
    ISBN 10: 1859843409
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 956.04
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    DC22: 956.04
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    BIC subject category V2: JPWS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 56
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    Abridged Dewey: 956
    B&T Approval Code: A43400000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBP, 1FBH
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JPWS, NHG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    17 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Edward Said is Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the Nation.
    Review quote
    "the wide-ranging scope and demythologising structure of Blaming The Victims makes it especially relevant at the present time when the actions of the state of Israel seem to contradict received opinion as to its nature. The book provides a great quantity of information, analyses it convincingly and, through an impressive body of notes on primary and secondary literature, points the reader in the direction of further information." Middle East International "These forcefully argued treatises will be as enlightening as they are disturbing for anyone with an interest in Middle East Politics." ALA Booklist