Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism - Gilbert Achcar

Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism

Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism

"One of the best analysts of the contemporary Arab world."--Le Monde In this collection of essays, Gilbert Achcar examines the controversial relationship of Marxism to religion, to Orientalism and its critique by Edward Said, and to the concept of cosmopolitanism. A compelling range of issues is discussed within these pages, including a comparative assessment of Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism; "Orientalism in reverse," which can take the form of an apology for Islamic fundamentalism; the evolution of Marx's appraisal of non-Western societies; and the vagaries of "cosmopolitanism" up to our present era of globalisation. Erudite and incisive, these essays provide a major contribution to the critical discussion of Marxism, Orientalism and cosmopolitanism, and illuminate the relationships between all three. Gilbert Achcar is a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His most recent book is The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising.

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TitoloMarxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism
AutoreGilbert Achcar
Casa editriceSaqi
LinguaInglese
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