Posted: 7/26/2009 6:42:00 PM
Author: edited by Philip Carl Salzman and Donna R. Divine
Source: This announcement was on the SPME Faculty Forum on July 26, 2009.
SPME'S "POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT" ( SALZMAN AND ROBINSON-DIVINE, EDS) NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK WITH FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING FROM SPMEMART
July 26, 2009
SCHOLARS FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
The paperback version of Postcolonial Theory and the Arab-Israel Conflict, edited by Philip Carl Salzman and Donna Robinson Divine, is now available SPME Mart at $40 as opposed to $140 for the hardback copy previously available.
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A collection of essays addressing and critiquing the theory and methodology of postcolonialism, the book focuses on the work of Edward Said and on his influence in shaping recent studies of the Arab-Israel Conflict. The book contains essays which originated in a 2005 conference organized by Philip Carl Salzman and Peter Haas at Case Western Reserve University sponsored by the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, an international organization devoted to promoting and sustaining scholarly discourse on the Middle East. The conference brought together a group of recognized experts to tackle issues central to the discourse on the Middle East. The volume is interdisciplinary and includes studies from the fields of anthropology, history, legal studies, philosophy, political science, and psychology, introduced by an essay from Donna Robinson Divine, and concluded with an essay by Philip Carl Salzman. By asking whether the recent disposition in the academy to postcolonial analysis has deepened our understanding of what happened to people and societies during and after empire, the book assesses the benefits and losses of what has become the all too conventional wisdom on the Middle East. And it thus exposes the flawed intellectual foundation of current campus cliches about Middle Eastern conflicts.