Tuesday, December 18, 2018

James Baldwin at UC Berkeley Q&A 1974


New book: The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze

"Edward Said’s Orientalism, now more than fifty years old, has to be one of the most frequently cited books among academics in a wide range of disciplines, and the most frequently assigned book to undergraduates at colleges.
Among the common questions raised in response to Said’s book: Did scholars in Western Europe provide crucial support to the imperialist, colonialist activities of European regimes? Are their writings on Islam laden with denigrating, eroticized, distorting biases that have left an indelible impact on Western society? What is the "Orientalism" invented by Europe and what is its impact today?
However, one question has been less raised (or less has been done about the question): How were the Orientalist writings of European scholars of Islam received among their Muslim contemporaries? An international team of contributors rectify this oversight in this volume."
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of contributors
Susannah Heschel and Umar Ryad: Introduction
1. Tarek el-Ariss, On Cooks and Crooks: Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq and the Orientalists in England and France (1840s-1850s)
2. Kathryn Anne Schwartz, Experiencing Orientalism: Amin al-Madani and the Sixth Oriental Congress, Leiden, 1883
3. Said F. Hassen and Abdallah Omran, The Reception of the Brill Encyclopedia of Islam: An Egyptian Debate on the Credibility of Orientalism
4. Katalin Rac, Arabic Literature for the Colonizer and the Colonized: Ignaz Goldziher and Hungary’s Eastern Politics 1878-1918
5. Roy Bar Sadeh, Islamic Modernism between Colonialism and Orientalism: Al-Manar's Intellectual Circles and Aligarh's Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, 1898-1914.
6. Aaron Glasserman, The Frustrating Authority of Mr. Wells: Islam and the Politics of Orientalism in Republican China
7. Susannah Heschel, Orientalist Triangulations: Jewish Scholarship on Islam as a Response to Christian Europe
8. Ruchama Johnston-Bloom, "Dieses wirklich westöstlichen Mannes": The German-Jewish Orientalist Josef Horovitz in Germany, India, and Palestine
9. Mostafa Hussein, Scholarship on Islamic Archaeology Between Zionism and Arab Nationalist Movements
10. Mehdi Sajid, A Muslim Convert to Christianity as an Orientalist in Europe – The Case of the Moroccan Franciscan Jean-Mohammed Abdeljalil