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By Adel Iskandar, Hakem Rustom

Adel Iskandar, Hakem Rustom (Eds.)

Edward W. acknowledged (1935–2003) ranks as essentially the most preeminent public intellectuals of our time. via his literary feedback, his advocacy for the Palestinian reason, and his groundbreaking booklet Orientalism, stated elegantly enriched public discourse through unsettling the established order. This integral quantity, the main complete and wide-ranging source on Edward Said’s existence and paintings, spans his large legacy either inside of and past the academy. The publication brings jointly contributions from thirty-one luminaries—leading students, critics, writers, and activists—to have interaction Said’s provocative principles. Their essays and interviews discover the major subject matters of emancipation and illustration throughout the prisms of postcolonial idea, literature, song, 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 individuals have produced a wealthy, formidable, and intricate assortment that would definitely turn into one of many authoritative texts for these drawn to Said’s legacy.”
(Arab reports magazine 2012-07-16)

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

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

"Edward acknowledged used to be the nice public highbrow in past due twentieth century united states. but the numerous dimensions of his genius haven't begun to be totally favored. This integral booklet is a grand reaction to this pressing need!"—Cornel West, Princeton University

"Edward stated: Emancipation and illustration explores subject matters of aesthetics, id, colonialism, Palestine, Israel, Zionism and intellectuals. every one part contains path-breaking new paintings within the transforming into box of Edward stated stories. No different present e-book bargains with Said's paintings from such a lot of assorted perspectives."—Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University

"These advantageous essays carry sympathetic but severe realization to Said's outstanding diversity of contributions to politics and to the examine of literature and tradition. examining them, one will get a shiny feel now not purely of his rules and his arguments yet his massive but unsentimental humanity."—Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University

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

"The very distinct and various team of students who've contributed to this quantity discover and light up the highbrow and political dimensions, and profound effect, of Edward W. Said's existence and paintings. Their unique and vigorous essays improve our knowing of Said's writings, and the ebook as an entire is either testimony and tribute to the continued value, energy and productiveness of Said's legacy as a pupil, public highbrow, cultural critic and political activist."—Zachary Lockman, writer of Contending Visions of the center East: the historical past and Politics of Orientalism

"In this amazing and significant e-book, the authors engage with Edward acknowledged in such a lot of other ways that the reader is either surprised and out of breath. This ebook makes one think."—Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

"This well timed quantity takes heavily the substantial and tough writings of Edward acknowledged as they traverse the praxis of humanism, the literary contours of orientalism, and the intransigent and protracted severe of colonial energy and the Palestinian fight for freedom. quite a lot of authors contest the the right kind stance and trajectory of Said’s paintings, the ramifications of his paintings for literary experiences, aesthetics, and politics, the prestige of humanism and secular feedback. They converge, besides the fact that, in appreciating the passionate critique of colonial profession and dispossession from the viewpoint of the displaced and the refugee. Taken jointly, those essays convey how educational mirrored image can and needs to input the general public international at accurately these junctures that the border patrols of inspiration might close down. They convey 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 is often an immense and wealthy quantity that keeps the severe job of stated in a plurivocal mode, setting up the unceasing highbrow strength and fecundity of Said's work."—Judith Butler, collage 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. part by means of aspect: the opposite isn't Mute
Laura Nader

5. Edward stated and Anthropology
Nicholas B. Dirks

6. The Critic and the general public: Edward acknowledged and global 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 stated 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. conversing fact to energy: On Edward stated 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 challenge
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 remark in reminiscence of Edward acknowledged
Marc H. Ellis

Part three. The highbrow at a Crossroads

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

23. "Contented native land Peace": The Motif of Exile in Edward acknowledged
Robert Spencer

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

25. Edward acknowledged and the chances 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 past due sort
Lecia Rosenthal

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

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

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36 Said’s important gesture allows us to look at the struggles over Palestine in tandem with one another, contrapuntally. If beginning with the modern history of European Jews, one also begins with the history of anti-Semitism, then beginning with the history of Zionism allows one to begin with the transformation of the Palestinian into the Jew. Herein lies the importance of 1948 as another beginning, that of exile and a new form of colonialism. ”37 The Palestinian resistance movement, which Said called “Palestinianism” in 1970, also marked a new beginning for the Palestinians.

17. Nomadism was a source of critical interrogation that spanned much of Said’s oeuvre, from his critique of colonial discourses in Orientalism to his keynote address on the power politics of scholarly discipleship at the American Anthropological Association conference in 1988; originally published in Critical Inquiry 15 (Winter 1988), reprinted in Reflections on Exile, 293–316. The nomadism of Palestinian dispossession becomes methodological when it unsettles the political impasses produced by dubious peace initiatives, as Said described in The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian SelfDetermination, 1969–1994 (New York: Vintage, 1995).

48. Said, Representations of the Intellectual, 77. 49. See Said’s “Barenboim and the Wagner Taboo,” in Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 16–22 August 2001, no. 547, reprinted in his Music at the Limits (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008). On 7 July 2001, in a Jerusalem concert of the Berlin Staatskapelle orchestra, Barenboim broke the taboo against performing Wagner in Israel by leading his musicians in an encore performance of the overture to Tristan und Isolde. 50. For extensive treatments on Conrad and Austen, see Edward Said, Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), and Said’s chapter “Jane Austen and Empire” in Culture and Imperialism, 80–96.

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