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After Said

After Said
Postcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century


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Bashir Abu-Manneh, Conor McCarthy, Vivek Chibber, Seamus Deane, Keya Ganguly, Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Jeanne Morefield, Joe Cleary, Dougal McNeill, Joan Cocks, Saree Makdisi, Robert Spencer
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  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108453219

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  • By the time of his death in 2003, Edward Said was one of the most famous literary critics of the twentieth century. Said's work has been hugely influential far beyond academia. As a prominent advocate for the Palestinian cause and noted cultural critic, Said redefined the role of the public intellectual. This volume explores the problems and opportunities afforded by Said's work: its productive and generative capacities as well as its in-built limitations. After Said captures the essence of Said's intellectual and political contribution and his extensive impact on postcolonial studies. It examines his legacy by critically elaborating his core concepts and arguments. Among the issues it tackles are humanism, Orientalism, culture and imperialism, exile and the contrapuntal, realism and postcolonial modernism, world literature, Islamophobia, and capitalism and the political economy of empire. It is an excellent resource for students, graduates and instructors studying postcolonial literary theory and the works of Said.

    • Conveys the impact of Said's work on different fields
    • Develops a materialist critique of postcolonial studies, focusing on capital and class in imperialism
    • Explores the components of Said's thought, capturing the essence of his contributions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Edward Said (1953–2003) was one of the most powerful and influential thinkers of his era as well as a leading advocate of the Palestinian cause.' Times Higher Education

    'The ideas within this book will find traction with students, graduates, and senior researchers in postcolonial studies, Victorian and modernist studies, cosmopolitan and refugee studies, as well as with political theorists. This absorbing collection of essays engages with Said's core concepts and outlines his achievements. … The admirable strides in After Said to aright or modify some of Said's claims, to my mind, empower future scholars of empire to take Marxism more seriously.' Rena Jackson, Jacobin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108453219
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Said's political humanism: an introduction Bashir Abu-Manneh
    2. Said: birth of the critic Conor McCarthy
    3. The dual legacy of Orientalism Vivek Chibber
    4. Culture and imperialism: errors of a syllabus Seamus Deane
    5. Exile as a political aesthetic Keya Ganguly
    6. Said and the 'worlding' of nineteenth-century fiction Lauren M. E. Goodlad
    7. Said and political theory Jeanne Morefield
    8. Said, postcolonial studies and world literature Joe Cleary
    9. Postcolonial and transnational modernism Dougal McNeill
    10. Political predicaments of exile Joan Cocks
    11. Orientalism today Saree Makdisi
    12. Political economy and the Iraq War: Said and Arrighi Robert Spencer.

  • Editor

    Bashir Abu-Manneh, University of Kent
    Bashir Abu-Manneh is Reader in Postcolonial Literature and Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kent, and author of The Palestinian Novel: From 1948 to the Present (Cambridge, 2016) and Fiction of the 'New Statesman', 1913–1939 (2011).


    Bashir Abu-Manneh, Conor McCarthy, Vivek Chibber, Seamus Deane, Keya Ganguly, Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Jeanne Morefield, Joe Cleary, Dougal McNeill, Joan Cocks, Saree Makdisi, Robert Spencer

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