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The Resource Post-orientalism : knowledge & power in a time of terror, Hamid Dabashi

Post-orientalism : knowledge & power in a time of terror, Hamid Dabashi

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Post-orientalism : knowledge & power in a time of terror
Title
Post-orientalism
Title remainder
knowledge & power in a time of terror
Statement of responsibility
Hamid Dabashi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Post-Orientalism is a sustained record of Hamid Dabashi's reflections over many years on the question of authority and power. Who gets to represent whom and by what authority? Dabashi's work picks up where Edward Said's Orientalism left off. Said traced the origin of the power of representation and the normative agency that it entails to the colonial hubris that carried a militant band of mercenary merchants, military officers, Christian missionaries, and European Orientalists around the globe. This hubris enabled them to write and represent the people they sought to rule. Dabashi's book is not as much a critique of colonial representation as it is of the manners and modes of fighting back and resisting it. He does not question the significance of Orientalism and its principal concern with the colonial acts of representation, but he provides a different angle that argues for the primacy of the question of postcolonial agency. Dabashi uses the United States as an example of a country that initiated militant acts of representation in Iraq and Afghanistan. He attempts to unearth and examine the United States' deeply rooted claim to normative and moral agency, particularly in light of the world's post-9/11 political reality. --
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1951-
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Dabashi, Hamid
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Orientalism
  • Authority
  • Intellectuals
  • Middle East
  • United States
Label
Post-orientalism : knowledge & power in a time of terror, Hamid Dabashi
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge and power in time of terror -- On exilic intellectuals -- Ignaz Goldziher and the question concerning orientalism -- I am not a subalternist -- The creative crisis of the subject -- Pilgrims' progress: on revolutionary border-crossing -- Endosmosis: knowledge without agency, empire without hegemony -- Towards a new organicity -- Conclusion: changing the interlocutor
Control code
on1012865575
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781412855808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1012865575
Label
Post-orientalism : knowledge & power in a time of terror, Hamid Dabashi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Knowledge and power in time of terror -- On exilic intellectuals -- Ignaz Goldziher and the question concerning orientalism -- I am not a subalternist -- The creative crisis of the subject -- Pilgrims' progress: on revolutionary border-crossing -- Endosmosis: knowledge without agency, empire without hegemony -- Towards a new organicity -- Conclusion: changing the interlocutor
Control code
on1012865575
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781412855808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1012865575

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