By Adel Iskandar, Hakem Rustom

Adel Iskandar, Hakem Rustom (Eds.)

Edward W. acknowledged (1935–2003) ranks as some of the most preeminent public intellectuals of our time. via his literary feedback, his advocacy for the Palestinian reason, and his groundbreaking publication Orientalism, acknowledged elegantly enriched public discourse by way of unsettling the established order. This fundamental quantity, the main finished and wide-ranging source on Edward Said’s lifestyles and paintings, spans his extensive legacy either inside and past the academy. The e-book brings jointly contributions from thirty-one luminaries—leading students, critics, writers, and activists—to have interaction Said’s provocative rules. Their essays and interviews discover the most important topics of emancipation and illustration during the prisms of postcolonial idea, literature, track, philosophy, and cultural studies.

Contributors: invoice Ashcroft, Ben Conisbee Baer, Daniel Barenboim, Timothy Brennan, Noam Chomsky, Denise DeCaires-Narain, Nicholas Dirks, Marc H. Ellis, Rokus de Groot, Sabry Hafez, Abdirahman A. Hussein, Ardi Imseis, Adel Iskandar, Ghada Karmi, Katherine Callen King, Joseph Massad, W. J. T. Mitchell, Laura Nader, Ilan Pappe, Benita Parry, Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan, Jahan Ramazani, Jacqueline Rose, Lecia Rosenthal, Hakem Rustom, Avi Shlaim, Ella Habiba Shohat, Robert Spencer, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Anastasia Valassopoulos, Asha Varadharajan, Michael Wood

Reviews:

“Iskandar, Rustom, and their participants have produced a wealthy, bold, and complicated assortment that would definitely develop into one of many authoritative texts for these drawn to Said’s legacy.”
(Arab reviews magazine 2012-07-16)

“Recapitulates anything of Said’s personal restlessness, severe strength, and deeply self-reflexive political engagements.”
(Neville Hoad, college of Texas in Austin Jrnl Of Palestine stories 2013-01-07)

"Edward stated was once an highbrow with a fondness for justice and he allowed not anything to discourage him in its pursuit. Edward stated: A Legacy of Emancipation and illustration displays this."—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Edward acknowledged used to be the nice public highbrow in overdue twentieth century us of a. but the various dimensions of his genius haven't begun to be absolutely liked. This imperative e-book is a grand reaction to this pressing need!"—Cornel West, Princeton University

"Edward stated: Emancipation and illustration explores topics of aesthetics, id, colonialism, Palestine, Israel, Zionism and intellectuals. every one part contains path-breaking new paintings within the turning out to be box of Edward acknowledged stories. No different latest publication offers with Said's paintings from such a lot of diversified perspectives."—Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University

"These advantageous essays convey sympathetic but severe awareness to Said's notable diversity of contributions to politics and to the examine of literature and tradition. studying them, one will get a bright feel now not simply of his rules and his arguments yet his immense but unsentimental humanity."—Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University

"This striking quantity is helping to make sure that our dialog with Edward stated maintains; the entire articles in it draw their fabric or their notion from his paintings, and their range and richness are a testomony to his remarkable legacy."—Ahdaf Soueif, writer of The Map of affection: a unique, Booker Prize finalist

"The very special and numerous workforce of students who've contributed to this quantity discover and remove darkness from the highbrow and political dimensions, and profound influence, of Edward W. Said's existence and paintings. Their unique and energetic essays improve our knowing of Said's writings, and the ebook as an entire is either testimony and tribute to the ongoing value, power and productiveness of Said's legacy as a student, public highbrow, cultural critic and political activist."—Zachary Lockman, writer of Contending Visions of the center East: the background and Politics of Orientalism

"In this striking and demanding booklet, the authors engage with Edward acknowledged in such a lot of alternative ways that the reader is either surprised and out of breath. This booklet makes one think."—Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

"This well timed quantity takes heavily the titanic and tough writings of Edward stated as they traverse the praxis of humanism, the literary contours of orientalism, and the intransigent and protracted serious of colonial energy and the Palestinian fight for freedom. quite a lot of authors contest the the correct stance and trajectory of Said’s paintings, the ramifications of his paintings for literary reviews, aesthetics, and politics, the prestige of humanism and secular feedback. They converge, even though, in appreciating the passionate critique of colonial career and dispossession from the point of view of the displaced and the refugee. Taken jointly, those essays exhibit how educational mirrored image can and needs to input the general public global at accurately these junctures that the border patrols of notion may close down. They express that the serious accountability of intellectuals is composed in marshalling media for articulating loss and desire, insisting on a presence for these whose lives are threatened again and again with erasure. this can be a massive and wealthy quantity that maintains the serious activity of stated in a plurivocal mode, setting up the unceasing highbrow strength and fecundity of Said's work."—Judith Butler, college of California

Contents:

Introduction: Emancipation and Representation
Adel Iskandar and Hakem Rustom

1. Affiliating with Edward Said
Joseph Massad

Part 1. On Colony and Aesthetics

2. Edward acknowledged Remembered on September eleven, 2004: a talk with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Ben Conisbee Baer

3. Beginnings back
Michael Wood

4. facet via aspect: the opposite isn't really Mute
Laura Nader

5. Edward acknowledged and Anthropology
Nicholas B. Dirks

6. The Critic and the general public: Edward stated and international Literature
Timothy Brennan

7. Affiliating Edward stated in the direction of domestic: studying Postcolonial
Women's Texts
Denise deCaires Narain

8. Translating Heroism: finding Edward acknowledged on Ahdaf Soueif's The Map of affection
Katherine Callen King

9. Edward acknowledged and the Poetry of Decolonization
Jahan Ramazani

10. Edward acknowledged in modern Arabic tradition
Sabry Hafez

11. "Long, Languorous, Repetitious Line":
Edward Said's Critique of Arab pop culture
Anastasia Valassopoulos

12. Edward stated and Counterpoint
Rokus de Groot

Part 2. Palestine, Israel, and Zionism

13. The Arab/Jewish Counterpoint: An Interview with Daniel Barenboim
Hakem Rustom

14. talking fact to energy: On Edward acknowledged and the Palestinian Freedom fight
Ardi Imseis

15. Edward stated and the Palestine query
Avi Shlaim

16. illustration and Liberation: From Orientalism to the Palestinian trouble
Bill Ashcroft

17. stated and the Palestinian Diaspora: a private mirrored image
Ghada Karmi

18. The query of Zionism: carrying on with the discussion
Jacqueline Rose

19. Edward Said's influence on Post-Zionist Critique in Israel
Ilan Pappe

20. The "Postcolonial" in Translation: examining acknowledged in Hebrew
Ella Shohat

21. Exile With/Out God: A Jewish observation in reminiscence of Edward stated
Marc H. Ellis

Part three. The highbrow at a Crossroads

22. The Incalculable Loss: Conversations with Noam Chomsky
Adel Iskandar

23. "Contented place of birth Peace": The Motif of Exile in Edward stated
Robert Spencer

24. a brand new "Copernican" Revolution: Said's Critique of Metaphysics and Theology
Abdirahman A. Hussein

25. Edward stated and the probabilities of Humanism
R. Radhakrishnan

26. The Language of the Unrequited: reminiscence, Aspiration, and Antagonism within the Utopian mind's eye of Edward stated
Asha Varadharajan

27. among Humanism and overdue type
Lecia Rosenthal

28. Secular Divination: Edward Said's Humanism
W.J.T. Mitchell

29. Countercurrents and Tensions in Said's serious perform
Benita Parry

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It expands the analysis of Said beyond disciplinary boundaries, drawing on his own expansive intellectual terrain and influences and seeking to chart the impact of his criticism. ” Just as his work traverses borders, the authors in this volume cross disciplinary boundaries. They are anthropologists, cultural critics, introduction 17 media scholars, feminist theorists, international lawyers, literary critics, and activists. The breadth of the contributions is a testament to Said’s creative capacities and his universal relevance.

Ibid, 170. 35. Said expressed an abstract view of nationalism’s liberatory function. In Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1990, 73–76, 82), he attested to the dominant role nationalism plays in resistance and decolonization movements but cautioned against its fatally limited nature, its superficial appeal to nativism, and its sloppy usage of the term itself. 36. Said, Reflections on Exile, 176. See also Bruce Robbins, “Secularism, Elitism, Progress, and Other Transgressions: On Edward Said’s ‘Voyage in,’ ” Social Text 40 (Fall 1994): 26.

22. Ari Shavit, “My Right of Return: An Interview with Edward Said,” Ha’aretz, 18 August 2000, reprinted in Viswanathan, Power, Politics and Culture, 458. 23. Said, Reflections on Exile, 185. 24. Shavit, “My Right of Return,” 458. For a more extensive treatment of this quote, see Marc Ellis’s essay in chapter 21 of this volume, in which he argues that the establishment of the state of Israel suggests a “return,” a symbolic yet paradoxical end to the idea of Jewish exile. 25. See Adel Iskandar’s interview with Noam Chomsky in chapter 22 of this volume.

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