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Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 12/14/2009.
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Zachary Lockman's informed and thoughtful history of European Orientalism and U.S. Middle East studies, the 'clash of civilizations' debate and America's involvement in the region has become a highly recommended and widely used text since its publication in 2004. The second edition of Professor Lockman's book brings his analysis up to date by considering how the study of the Middle East has evolved in the intervening years, in the context of the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the 'global war on terror'.

Table of Contents

List of mapsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface to the second editionp. x
Mapsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
In the beginningp. 8
Islam, the West and the restp. 38
Orientalism and empirep. 66
The American centuryp. 100
Turmoil in the fieldp. 149
Said's Orientalism: a book and its aftermathp. 183
After Orientalism?p. 216
Afterwordp. 274
Notesp. 279
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 312
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