By Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab
During the second one half the 20 th century, the Arab highbrow and political scene polarized among a look for totalizing doctrines-nationalist, Marxist, and religious-and radical critique. Arab thinkers have been reacting to the disenchanting event of postindependence Arab states, in addition to to authoritarianism, intolerance, and failed improvement. They have been additionally responding to successive defeats through Israel, humiliation, and injustice. the 1st booklet to take inventory of those severe responses, this quantity illuminates the connection among cultural and political critique within the paintings of significant Arab thinkers, and it connects Arab debates on cultural malaise, identification, and authenticity to the postcolonial problems with Latin the United States and Africa, revealing the shared struggles of alternative areas and diverse Arab concerns.
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