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Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East (Hardcover)

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The north African roots of Jacques Derrida--he was born in Algeria, and lived there until he was nearly twenty--have yet to receive due consideration. "Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East" investigates the iconic theorist''s claim to "Black, Arab, and Jewish" identity, demonstrating for the first time his significance for Africa and the Middle East while remaining mindful of the conflict between these Jewish and Arab heritages. Even as it criticizes Derrida''s analyses of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, it shows why Derrida''s idiosyncratic politics should not deter his critics. Further, this study reveals similarities between deconstruction and ancient Egypto-African ways of thinking about language, and posits a new critical lineage--one with origins outside the bounds of Greco-Roman thought.


Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230614178
SKU 209029003
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230614175
Release Date 3/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0214
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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