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SALZMAN, Philip Carl; DIVINE, Donna Robinson

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ISBN 10: 0415443253 / ISBN 13: 9780415443258
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B00K: Fine/, $58.95 9780415443258 POSTCOLONIAL THEORY and the ARAB-ISRAEL CONFLICT * SALZMAN, Philip Carl; DIVINE, Donna Robinson ROUTLEDGE 2008 UnStated 1sT Edition H/c. Light To Darker Purple Tones Spine With Title In 0ff~White Letters, Hard Cover B00K: Fine/, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. 256 Numbered Pages That Appear To Be Lightly Viewed, Printed On 0ff~White Paper, In Fine+/, Condition, Clean And Tight To The Spine. Front Top Corner Is Lightly Bumped. = SYNOPSIS: Postcolonial Theory Is One Of The Main Frameworks For Thinking About The World And Acting To Change The World. Arising In Academia And Reshaping Humanities And Social Sciences Disciplines, Postcolonial Theory Argues That Our Ideas About Foreigners, ? The Other,? Particularly Our Negative Ideas About Them, Are Determined Not By A True Will To Understand, But Rather By Our Desire To Conquer, Dominate, And Exploit Them. According To Postcolonial Theory, The Cause Of Poverty, Tyranny, And Misery In The World, And Of Failed Societies Around The World, Is Euro-American Imperialism And Colonialism. Previously Published As A Special Issue Of Israel Affairs, This Work Examines And Challenges Postcolonial Theory. In Scholarly, Research-Based Papers, The Specialist Authors Examine Various Facets Of Postcolonial Theory And Application. First, The Theoretical Assumption And Formulations Of Postcolonial Theory Are Scrutinized And Found Dubious. Second, The Deleterious Impact On Academic Disciplines Of Postcolonial Theory Is Demonstrated. Third, The Distorted Postcolonial View Of History, Its Obsession With Current Events To The Exclusion Of The Historical Basis Of Events, Is Exposed And Corrected. Fourth, An Examination Of Middle Eastern Culture Challenges The Assumption That These Societies Have Been Shaped Entirely, And Victimized, By Western Intrusion. Finally, Exploring The Arab-Israel Conflict, The One-Sided Case Of PostColonial Arabism Is Explored And Found To Be Faulty. = D/j: None. = No Odors, No Writing, No Names, No Rippling, Not Stuck Together, No Book Plate, Not X~Library, No Remainder Or Other Marks. Description Applies To This B00K, Only. = = This B00K Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE. Bookseller Inventory # 014643

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE, * * * * *

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

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Postcolonial theory is one of the main frameworks for thinking about the world and acting to change the world. Arising in academia and reshaping humanities and social sciences disciplines, postcolonial theory argues that our ideas about foreigners, ‘the other,’ particularly our negative ideas about them, are determined not by a true will to understand, but rather by our desire to conquer, dominate, and exploit them. According to postcolonial theory, the cause of poverty, tyranny, and misery in the world, and of failed societies around the world, is Euro-American imperialism and colonialism.

Previously published as a special issue of Israel Affairs, this work examines and challenges postcolonial theory. In scholarly, research-based papers, the specialist authors examine various facets of postcolonial theory and application. First, the theoretical assumption and formulations of postcolonial theory are scrutinized and found dubious. Second, the deleterious impact on academic disciplines of postcolonial theory is demonstrated. Third, the distorted postcolonial view of history, its obsession with current events to the exclusion of the historical basis of events, is exposed and corrected. Fourth, an examination of Middle Eastern culture challenges the assumption that these societies have been shaped entirely, and victimized, by Western intrusion. Finally, exploring the Arab-Israel conflict, the one-sided case of postcolonial Arabism is explored and found to be faulty.

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