Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture by William D. HartEdward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture by William D. Hart

Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture

byWilliam D. Hart

Paperback | April 13, 2000

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This book provides a distinctive account of Edward Said's critique of modern culture by highlighting the religion-secularism distinction on which it is predicated. It refers to religious and secular traditions and to tropes that extend the meaning and reference of religion and secularism in indeterminate ways. It covers Said's heterogeneous corpus--from Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, his first book, to Orientalism, his most influential book, to his recent writings on the Palestinian question. The religion-secularism distinction lies behind Said's cultural criticism, and his notion of intellectual responsibility.
Title:Edward Said and the Religious Effects of CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 13, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521778107

ISBN - 13:9780521778107

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Table of Contents

1. Cultural criticism as the transfiguration of religious thought; 2. The religious effects of culture: nationalism; 3. The religious effects of culture: orientalism; 4. The religious effects of culture: imperialism; 5. The responsibilities of the secular critic; 6. Marx, Said and the Jewish question; Conclusion; Appendix A. Appendix B. Bibliography.

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Our modern culture regularly comes under harsh criticism for having low morality. This criticism of culture is not a new one, however. In Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture, William Hart examines Said’s critique of modern culture and the religious secularism that has a distinct effect on this. The guide describes Said’s thoughts on intellectual responsibility and the meaning of religion. Hart focusses on Said’s works from Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography to Orientalism.

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"Hart meticulously analyses the constituent elements of Said's position and creates a much more nuanced and qualified assessment of its pros and cons. This book will excite and reward in graduate courses on the politics of contemporary religion and culture." Religious Studies Review Oct 2001