Paradoxical Citizenship: Essays on Edward Said

Paradoxical Citizenship: Essays on Edward Said


Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Edited by Edward W. Said


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  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Format: Hardback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 28mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 073910988X
  • ISBN 13: 9780739109885
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

Edward Said (1935-2003) has been one of the most influential literary and social critics of the 20th century. His writings extend over topics such as literature, philosophy, music and political activism. His seminal works such as Beginnings: Intention and Method (1975) and especially Orientalism (1978) provide the foundations of postcolonial theory and have been used to critique and theorize on many disciplines. This collection of articles comprises essays that represent a theoretical critique of Said's work by eminent scholars around the world. At the same time, it is an homage to the late critic showing the profound impact of his work on postcolonial and cultural studies, in addition to politics and contemporary literature.

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Author information

Silvia Nagy-Zekmi is professor and chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Villanova University.

Review quote

Clearly this is the most comprehensive analysis of Edward Said's work yet compiled, a collection that will open up the full range of Said's impact on the humanities. This book combines a range of investigation with new insights into his work. -- Bill Ashcroft, Hong Kong University

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Knowledge, Power and Fear: Edward Said and the "Mainstreaming" of Postcolonial Literary Thought Chapter 2 Said's Impact on Arab Intellectuals: Reverberations of Said's Thought in the Current Debates over Islam and US-Muslim/Arab Relations 3 The "Postcolonial" in Translation: Reading Said in Hebrew 4 Said's Foucault, or the Places of the Critic 5 The Wor(l)d, the Text, and the (In)fusionist 6 Edward Said's Counterpoint 7 Territorial Ambition: Edward Said's Unmasking of the Intellectuals' Complicity with State Expansion 8 Historiography as a Means for Power: "Otherization" and Imperialism Through the Writings of Edward Said 9 What Would Said Say? Reflections on Tradition, Imperialism, and Globalism 10 "": Orientalism's Strange Persistence in British South Asian Writing 11 Latin American Orientalism from Margin to Margins 12 The Legacy and the Future of Orientalism 13 Occidentalism: Edward Said's Legacy for the Occidentalist Imaginary and its Critique 14 Nation and Narration: The English Novel and Englishness 15 Fish(ing) for Colonial Counter-Narratives in the Language of Post-Colonial Criticism 16 Subject and Citizen: Ambivalent Identity in Postcolonial Cameroon 17 Was Edward Said Right in Depicting Albert Camus as an Imperialist Writer? 18 Edward Said, John Berger, Jean Mohr: Seeking an Other Optic 19 After the Last Sky: A Liminal Space 20 Other Places: Said's Map of the Middle East