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A Shadow over PalestineThe Imperial Life of Race in America$
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Keith P. Feldman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694501

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.001.0001

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Arab American Awakening

Arab American Awakening

Edward Said, Area Studies, and Palestine’s Contrapuntal Futures

(p.147) 4 Arab American Awakening
A Shadow over Palestine

Keith P. Feldman

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Four situates the emergence of Edward W. Said’s Orientalism within the growing knowledge production of a community of scholars of Arab descent. It illuminates a contrapuntal analytic attentive to the incommensurable connections between U.S. settler conquest, the Holocaust, and the dispossession and dehumanization of Arab communities.

Keywords:   Black-Arab connections, Palestine solidarity, Racial liberalism, Holocaust memory, Black freedom struggles, Arab American activism, OrientalismAmerican Jews, Women of Color Feminisms, Anti-semitism

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