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ERIC Number: EJ831873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Edward Said and the Cultural Politics of Education
Rizvi, Fazal; Lingard, Bob
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v27 n3 p293-308 Sep 2006
This introductory essay to this special issue of Discourse on Edward Said and the cultural politics of education provides an overview discussion of four inter-related themes representing the wideranging scope of Said's academic and political writings. The first of these themes relates to his idea of Orientalism, through which Said sought to describe the relationship between colonial knowledge and the exercise of imperial power. The second concerns the application of this theoretical work on Orientalism to his political interventions in the murky politics of Palestine, and the subjugation of the Palestinian people by the Israeli state. The third theme is linked to the critical role he envisaged for the intellectual. And the final theme relates to his commitment to the principles of humanism, democratic criticism and cosmopolitanism, which formed the core basis of his theoretical work and his politics. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine