War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction by Ikram MasmoudiWar and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction by Ikram Masmoudi

War and Occupation in Iraqi Fiction

byIkram Masmoudi

Hardcover | July 15, 2015

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The last three decades in Iraqi history can be summarized in these words: dictatorship, war and occupation. After the fall of Saddam's regime Iraqi novelists are not only writing about the occupation and current disintegration of Iraq but are also revisiting previous wars that devastated theirlives. Ikram Masmoudi examines how recent Iraqi fiction about war depicts the Iraqi subject in its relation to war, coercion, subjugation and occupation. The theoretical concept of the Homo Sacer, the killable, as defined by Giorgio Agamben, is used to explore the lives and the experiences ofdifferent war actors such as the soldier, the war deserter, the camp detainee and the suicide bomber depicted in in their 'bare life' as sacred men doomed to death in the necropolitical context.About the series: Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature, dedicated to the study of modern Arabic literature, is unique and unprecedented. It includes contemporary genre studies, single-author studies, studies of particular movements, trends, groupings, themes and periods in Modern ArabicLiterature, as well as country/region-based studies.
Ikram Masmoudi is Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Delaware.
Title:War and Occupation in Iraqi FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748696555

ISBN - 13:9780748696550