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dc.contributor.authorKASSAB, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-10T12:35:49Z
dc.date.available2010-02-10T12:35:49Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationNew York, Columbia University Press, 2009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/13240
dc.description.abstractDuring the second half of the twentieth century, the Arab intellectual and political scene polarized between a search for totalizing doctrines-nationalist, Marxist, and religious-and radical critique. Arab thinkers were reacting to the disenchanting experience of postindependence Arab states, as well as to authoritarianism, intolerance, and failed development. They were also responding to successive defeats by Israel, humiliation, and injustice. The first book to take stock of these critical responses, this volume illuminates the relationship between cultural and political critique in the work of major Arab thinkers, and it connects Arab debates on cultural malaise, identity, and authenticity to the postcolonial issues of Latin America and Africa, revealing the shared struggles of different regions and various Arab concerns.en
dc.description.sponsorshipProduct of workshop No. 8 at the 7th MRM 2006
dc.publisherColumbia University Pressen
dc.titleContemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspectiveen
dc.typeBooken
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