The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought - New Essays

The Uncultured Wars: Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought - New Essays

By: Steven Salaita (author)Hardback

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The Uncultured Wars is a powerful indictment of dominant American liberal-left discourse. Through twelve stylish essays Steven Salaita returns again and again to his core themes of anti-Arab racism and Islamophobia and the inadequacy of critical thought amongst the 'chattering classes', showing how racism continues to exist in the places where we would least expect it. By looking at topics as diverse as 'Is Jackass Justifiable?', 'Open Mindedness on Independence Day' and 'Ambition, Terrorism and Empathy', Salaita explores why Arabs are marginalized, and who seeks to benefit from this. He goes on to make the case that Arabs and Muslims urgently need to be included in the conversations that people have about American geopolitics. Part of a long tradition of politically engaged writing, and a trailblazer in the emerging genre of Arab-American writing, this book is eminently readable and relevant to our times.

About Author

Steven Salaita is Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech. His other books include Anti-Arab Racism in the USA (2006); The Holy Land in Transit (2006) and Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics (2006).


Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Anti-Arab Racism, American Liberals, and the New Civilian Terrorists 2. The Indispensably Expendable 3. I Was Called up to Commit Genocide 4. Open-Mindedness on Independence Day 5. Michael Moore Does It Again 6. Ambition, Terrorism, and Empathy 7. Is Jackass Unjustifiable? 8. The Perils and Profits of Doing Comparative Work 9. What is Michael Lerner Really Talking About? 10. Immigrants Are Not Homogenous 11. Distress and Bluster at Columbia; Or, the Day Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Was Invited to Academe and Promptly Emblematized Terrorism 12. The Zealots of Clandestine Faith Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781848132344
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781848132344
  • ISBN10: 1848132344

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