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Title: Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture
Author: Hart, William D
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521778107
Volumes: 1; Pages: 250
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This book provides a distinctive account of Edward Said's critique of modern culture by highlighting the religion-secularism distinction on which it is predicated. It refers to religious and secular traditions and to tropes that extend the meaning and reference of religion and secularism in indeterminate ways. It covers Said's heterogeneous corpus--from Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, his first book, to Orientalism, his most influential book, to his recent writings on the Palestinian question. The religion-secularism distinction lies behind Said's cultural criticism, and his notion of intellectual responsibility. First thorough study of the religious aspects and implications of Edward Said's work Of interest to those in cultural studies, postcolonial studies and oriental studies, as well as religion A fascinating new perspective on a major contemporary thinkerContents1. Cultural criticism as the transfiguration of religious thought2. The religious effects of culture: nationalism3. The religious effects of culture: orientalism4. The religious effects of culture: imperialism5. The responsibilities of the secular critic6. Marx, Said and the Jewish questionConclusionAppendix A. Appendix B. Bibliography.