Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"30 years later, the point of conflict between Said and de Beauvoir is still hotly debated following Western assaults on hijabs, niqabs, burqas and other traditional Muslim attire. The defense of these garments, taken on by thinkers like Saba Mahmood and Lila Abu-Lughod is often deeply indebted to Said’s work on racist Western conceptions of the East."

"A bitter disappointment": Edward Said on his encounter with Sartre, de Beauvoir and Foucauld

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Edward Said's diary 

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