Imagining the Arab other: how Arabs and non-Arabs view each other
In this innovative study, Professor Tahar Labib seeks to understand how the 'Other' is viewed in Arab culture, and vice versa. Imagining The Arab Other examines how Turks, Europeans, Christians and Iranians have been represented in the arts, opinions and cultures of the Arab world. Conversely, it also explores the intellectual representation of 'The Arab' in other cultures. It demonstrates the central role of the Catholic Church in ascribing to the Arab peoples a set of characteristics associated with the 'Other'. Labib places this survey in the context of theoretical debates, started by Edward Said's 'Orientalism', on the construction of 'Other'. With its diversity of perspectives, Imagining The Arab Other offers a new way of understanding of identity and cultural difference in the Middle East, one which goes beyond the Orientalist / Occidentalist paradigm.
8 pages matching "The Mahdi" quinnell in this book
Results 1-3 of 8
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Invention of the Other in
The Other the Self and the Idea of Citizenship
Dynamics of Inclusion and
8 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Abbasid Abyssinian according African Al-Jahiz Al-Tawhidi Algeria Arab countries Arab culture Arab nation Arab Unity Studies Arab world Arab-Islamic Arabic language aspects attitude Beirut Blacks Cairo caliphs called Centre for Arab century Christian cities citizenship colonization concept conflict considered crusades described Education Egypt Egyptian empire Europe European existence French geography Hachette heritage human Ibid Ibn Hauqal Ibn Khaldoun Ibn Othman ideology intellectual Iran Iranian Iraq Iraqi Islamic civilization Islamic world Israel issue king Koran land literature Maghreb Mawali mentioned Middle East modern Mohammed Moroccan Morocco movements Muslims Nathan nationalist negative Negroes non-Arab Orientalism Ottoman Palestine Palestinian Paris Persians picture poetry poets political positive present textbooks previous textbooks Prophet region religion religious revolution role Saudi Arabia school books sciences Significant Not Significant slaves social society Sultan Syria Tahtawi tion Turkey Turkish Turks Umayyad West Western writings young Tunisians