Trials Of Arab Modernity

Trials Of Arab Modernity

Literary Affects And The New Political

eBook - 2013
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Challenging prevalent conceptualizations of modernity-which treat it either as a Western ideology imposed by colonialism or as a universal narrative of progress and innovation-this study instead offers close readings of the simultaneous performances and contestations of modernity staged in works by authors such as Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Tayeb Salih, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamdi Abu Golayyel, and Ahmad Alaidy. In dialogue with affect theory, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis, the book reveals these trials to be a violent and ongoing confrontation with and within modernity. In pointed and witty prose, El-Ariss bridges the gap between Nahda (the so-called Arab project of Enlightenment) and post-colonial and post-modern fiction.
Publisher: [United States] : Fordham University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9780823252350
0823252353
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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