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Debating Orientalism

  • Ziad Elmarsafy
  • Anna Bernard
  • David Attwell

Table of contents

About this book


Edward Said continues to fascinate and stir controversy, nowhere more than with his classic work Orientalism. Debating Orientalism brings a rare mix of perspectives to an ongoing polemic. Contributors from a range of disciplines take stock of the book's impact and appraise its significance in contemporary cultural politics and philosophy.


America Edward Said history history of literature Iraq Michel Foucault Middle East Narrative Orient performance philosophy politics USA world history

Editors and affiliations

  • Ziad Elmarsafy
    • 1
  • Anna Bernard
    • 2
  • David Attwell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Department of English and Comparative LiteratureKing’s College LondonUK
  3. 3.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkUK

About the editors

Moneera Al-Ghadeer, Qatar University, USA Peter Gran, Temple University, USA Joanna de Groot, University of York, UK Nicholas Harrison, King's College London, UK Robert Irwin, London University, UK Donna Landry, University of Kent, UK Yonatan Mendel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Rajeshwari Mishka Sinha, Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge, UK Robert Spencer, University of Manchester, UK Andrea Teti, University of Aberdeen, UK Nicholas Tromans, Kingston University, UK

Bibliographic information


"Debating Orientalism offers a useful balance between the more historiographical and the more theoretical interventions, and gives an excellent sense of the multiple disciplinary frameworks Said's book invokes and incites. The chapters talk back to each other in intriguing ways, indeed at points argue categorically against each other, giving a sense of immediacy and debate." - Dr. Alex Padamsee, University of Kent, UK