[AZW] ☆ The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994 | by Ø Edward W. Said #2020


  • Title: The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994
  • Author: Edward W. Said
  • ISBN: 9780679761457
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994 By Edward W. Said Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America s most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self determination As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relationsEver since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America s most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self determination As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relations with the West.In The Politics of Dispossession Said traces his people s struggle for statehood through twenty five years of exile, from the PLO s bloody 1970 exile from Jordan through the debacle of the Gulf War and the ambiguous 1994 peace accord with Israel As frank as he is about his personal involvement in that struggle, Said is equally unsparing in his demolition of Arab icons and American shibboleths Stylish, impassioned, and informed by a magisterial knowledge of history and literature, The Politics of Dispossession is a masterly synthesis of scholarship and polemic that has the power to redefine the debate over the Middle East.
    Edward W. Said
    Arabic Profile Edward Wadie Said Arabic w di s i d , Idw rd Wad Sa d 1 November 1935 25 September 2003 was a professor of literature at Columbia University, a public intellectual, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies A Palestinian American born in Mandatory Palestine, he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S Army veteran.Educated in the Western canon, at British and American schools, Said applied his education and bi cultural perspective to illuminating the gaps of cultural and political understanding between the Western world and the Eastern world, especially about the Israeli Palestinian conflict in the Middle East his principal influences were Antonio Gramsci, Frantz Fanon, Aim C saire, Michel Foucault, and Theodor Adorno.As a cultural critic, Said is known for the book Orientalism 1978 , a critique of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism how the Western world perceives the Orient Said s model of textual analysis transformed the academic discourse of researchers in literary theory, literary criticism, and Middle Eastern studies how academics examine, describe, and define the cultures being studied As a foundational text, Orientalism was controversial among the scholars of Oriental Studies, philosophy, and literature.As a public intellectual, Said was a controversial member of the Palestinian National Council, because he publicly criticized Israel and the Arab countries, especially the political and cultural policies of Muslim r gimes who acted against the national interests of their peoples Said advocated the establishment of a Palestinian state to ensure equal political and human rights for the Palestinians in Israel, including the right of return to the homeland He defined his oppositional relation with the status quo as the remit of the public intellectual who has to sift, to judge, to criticize, to choose, so that choice and agency return to the individual man and woman.In 1999, with his friend Daniel Barenboim, Said co founded the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, based in Seville, which comprises young Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab musicians Besides being an academic, Said also was an accomplished pianist, and, with Barenboim, co authored the book Parallels and Paradoxes Explorations in Music and Society 2002 , a compilation of their conversations about music Edward Said died of leukemia on 25 September 2003.

    The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994 By Edward W. Said

    Commentaires:

    Vistasp Hodiwala
    Israel An intolerably immoral existence.If there is any cause in this whole wide world where the obvious, glaring injustice of it all has been summarily ignored and dismissed by most of the world s leading intellectuals, it is the cause of the Palestinian freedom movement Said s pronounced Sayid a Palestinian Arab of Christian descent was that rare voice which informed the world of the Zionist duplicity, in a way that laid bare the untold sufferings of over 4 million of its inhabitants in the mo [...]

    Jeanette
    I want to be an informed supporter of global political empowerment for oppressed people As a Jewish American, I have been taught to support Israel and hope that I too will celebrate there someday But I can t I can t because displacing another oppressed people in the name of religion doesn t fly.This book is an excellent historical and theoretical look review of the Palestinian struggle, and Israel s blood stained hands.

    Yonis Gure
    These searing essays are pure gold In this collection, Edward Said looks at the palestinian struggle for statehood and self determination, and how it s been negated by U.S Israeli policy I very much appreciated how Edward Said unloaded upon Thomas Friedman s Book From Beirut to Jerusalem in one of the later essays To think, I was going to buy that book If I could quarrel with one thing, it would be Edwards tendency to self pity, which leads him to express a high sense of injury and victimhood th [...]

    Reenie
    It s dense, but it s well worth perservering The rule of thumb I ve come to apply to Edward Said s writing is that the later it was written, the easier it is to read The essays written before about 1975 can be quite a struggle to pull apart, just because of the sentence construction, but by the mid 80s it s all quite readable, and much the better for being direct.Reading Said s amazing work is an essential part of understanding the central problems and challenges of the Middle East, and unfortu [...]

    Tristan Laing
    An anthology of Said s journalistic writing about Palestine from 69 to 94, what do you expect A good source for analysis and politically relevant Said quotes, but please don t let it be your only source for understanding Palestinian history.

    Paul Burrows
    An important perspective on settler colonialism, apartheid, dispossession, and exile by the late Edward Said.

    Rachel
    People accused Said of being not political enough He gave of himself tirelessly.

    Catherine
    the palestinian perspective by said.

    Rabya
    still need to read this

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