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Criticism as Commitment: Viewpoints on History, Arabism, and Revolution (in Arabic)

"Al-Naqd Iltizaman: Nazarat fi-l Tarikh wal ‘Ururba wal Thawra" is a collection of essays on criticism, Arabism, history and the Arab Spring. The essays all share one underlying concern that has occupied Prof. Rabbat since he began writing: how to adopt modernity, as a liberating and progressive epistemological and intellectual discourse, while acknowledging and critiquing colonialism as a product of modernity and also as the carrier of modernity to the colonized world. Although the essays in this book do not confront this problematique directly, they are all motivated by it and they all advocate criticism as the perfect tool to address this dichotomous situation.

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Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsRabbat N
PublisherRiad Alrayyes Publisher
CityBeirut
Abstract

"Al-Naqd Iltizaman: Nazarat fi-l Tarikh wal ‘Ururba wal Thawra" is a collection of essays on criticism, Arabism, history and the Arab Spring. The essays all share one underlying concern that has occupied Prof. Rabbat since he began writing: how to adopt modernity, as a liberating and progressive epistemological and intellectual discourse, while acknowledging and critiquing colonialism as a product of modernity and also as the carrier of modernity to the colonized world. Although the essays in this book do not confront this problematique directly, they are all motivated by it and they all advocate criticism as the perfect tool to address this dichotomous situation.