The politics of dispossession: the struggle for Palestinian self-determination, 1969-1994
Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America's most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self-determination. As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relations with the West.
In The Politics of Dispossession Said traces his people's struggle for statehood through twenty-five years of exile, from the PLO's bloody 1970 exile from Jordan through the debacle of the Gulf War and the ambiguous 1994 peace accord with Israel. As frank as he is about his personal involvement in that struggle, Said is equally unsparing in his demolition of Arab icons and American shibboleths. Stylish, impassioned, and informed by a magisterial knowledge of history and literature, The Politics of Dispossession is a masterly synthesis of scholarship and polemic that has the power to redefine the debate over the Middle East.
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Review: The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994User Review - Tristan Laing - Goodreads
An anthology of Said's journalistic writing about Palestine from 69 to 94, what do you expect? A good source for analysis and politically relevant Said quotes, but please don't let it be your only source for understanding Palestinian history. Read full review
Review: The Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination, 1969-1994User Review - Yonis Gure - Goodreads
These searing essays are pure gold. In this collection, Edward Said looks at the palestinian struggle for statehood and self-determination, and how it's been negated by US/Israeli policy. I very much ... Read full review
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