Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial

Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial



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  1. Justin Michael James Dell Justin Michael James Dell says:

    I read two chapters from this anthology Here are two brief, rough synopses of them Perchance they shall be of some use to the curious Said, Edward Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victim In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 15 37 Said begins by lamenting the prevalence of a pro Zionist hegemony in the West, apparently in both government and academia I read two chapters from this anthology Here are two brief, rough synopses of them Perchance they shall be of some use to the curious Said, Edward Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victim In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 15 37 Said begins by lamenting the prevalence of a pro Zionist hegemony in the West, apparently in both government and academia Zionism had both a provenance being the product of a long lineage of ideas, and a cumulative nature that comes from its progressive accumulation of power, legitimacy, etc Said feels that he is in a unique position as an Arab raised in the West to write about Israel he renounces anti Semitism all the while being aware of its important influence on the history of the Jewish people America, Said condemns as the greatest enabler of Zionism as the preeminent imperialist power In his appraisal of Zionism, Said observes three things fundamental to its nature 1 it completely discounts the existence of the Arab people living in Palestine, treating the territory as empty in a manner reminiscent of the Puritan settlers of America, 2 it treats Zionism and the growth of Western power as complimentary in a teleological way, paving the way for the civilizing mission of Zionism, mediating and bringing the European sciences to the benighted Arab natives, and 3 it advances a plan for a colonial style system of land acquisition p 24 All of this would be impossible, Said observes, without European imperial ascendancy in the 19th and 20th centuries Zionism is part and parcel of Zionism this is why, he claims, postcolonial peoples the world over empathize with the Palestinian cause he states this without producing evidence They can see Zionism for what it is It fundamentally imperialistic and exclusionist ethos is the reason why no Palestinian can allegedly glean or extract any positive or redeeming sense from Zionism, and why no Israeli can fully understand what a disaster the Zionist project has been for the Palestinians Zionism was cast by Herzel as a solution to the problem of Jews in Europe, and it was sold under the banner of European territorial aggrandizement Imperialism isthan simply territorial it involves ideas and ownership of ideas Thus, imperialism does not just conquer territory, but it offers a rational, scientific basis for that aggrandizement In the case of European colonialism, this is the claim to racial superiority This scientific basis for European expansion it goes without saying legitimated it Thus, the seizure of others lands could be justified on the basis that the natives allowed the land to lie fallow or unproductive at least by European standards This was famously used as European justification for seizure of land in North America from the natives the land was empty because the people living there were not using the land for a higher or nobler purpose Thus began the project of reproducing little Europes around the world in such places like Rhodesia and South Africa What was striking about the rational scientific basis for European imperialism is that it gave these projects an air of normality 30 Seemingly incongruous developments such as white settlement around the Cape of Good Hope, began to be construed and believed by Europeans as natural or normal, a positive good What Said emphasizes in the rest of his chapter is the identity really, a purported lack of identity of the Palestinian Arab in the Zionist mindset as an absolute non entity, completely unworthy of consideration This, Said argues, is a vestige of European imperial taxonomy racial classification and imperialism Shohat, Ella Sephardim in Israel Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Jewish Victims In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 39 65 This chapter appears designed mostly to damn Israel for its supposed maltreatment of Sephardic Jews in Israel whom Shohat somewhat awkwardly and contestably labels Jewish ArabsShohat chronicles how Ashkenazi Zionists the true Zionists, it appears, in her estimation have appropriated the Orientalist discursive style of the Europe from whence they have sprung, and applied it to the Sephardic Jewish population that they imported into Israel Shohat somewhat tests my credulity by arguing that the Ashkenazim imported thousands of Sephardim in order to fill labour shortages that they would not fill with non Jewish workers, in order to remain true to an alleged Hebrew Enlightenment axiom and socialist ethos among primitive Zionists that stipulated that the resurgent Jewish state in Palestine must not exploit the industry of non Jews Shohat argues that the Sephardim who moved to Israel from the rest of the Middle East did not emigrate from their traditional homelands because of pressure from Arab states to leave She conspiratorially claims that Zionist terror cells and Israeli agents committed false flag operations in Arab states, terror bombing Jewish communities and blaming the attacks on their Arab neighbours in order to sput the frightened Jews toward leaving for the supposed safety of Israel Moreover, the massive influx of Ashkenazi settler colonialists into the Levant from Europe supposedly chipped away at the Arab Christian and Arab Muslim tradition of distinguishing between their Jewish neighbours and Zionists, as the two came to be increasingly melded together Sephardic Jews were soon forced to choose sides Shohat goes on to talk about the terrible persecution and discrimination leveled at the Sephardim in the modern State of Israel She suggests that the Orientalist stereotypes European imperialism applied to Arabs, Ashkenazim apply to their Sephardim brethren The latter are a constant reminder to the former of the Eastern nature of the state of Israel, something European Jews would like to suppress as they set about creating a modern European state in the Middle East As she writes, The Zionist master narrative has little place for either Palestinians or Sephardim, but while Palestinians possess a clear counter narrative, the Sephardi story is a fractured one embedded in the history of both groups Distinguishing the evil East the Muslim Arab from the good East the Jewish Arab , Israel has taken upon itself to cleanse the Sephardim of their Arabness and redeem them from their primal sin of belonging to the Orient p 44.The Sephardim can basically be reduced to the caricature of the blacks of the modern state of Israel The Ostjuden, perennially marginalized by Europe, realized their desire of becoming Europe, ironically, in the Middle East, this time on the back of their own Ostjuden, the Eastern Jews Having passed thorugh their own ordeal of civility, as the blacks of Europe, they now imposed their civilizing tests on their own blacks 58 This chapter is very informative, but readers beware, it is also very tendentious and agenda driven, seeking to vilify the State of Israel


  2. Arda Arda says:

    Notes from C.S While there are thought catalogues that bring on different perspectives from other countries, yet the discourse still has an overarching one dimensional perspective, and the issues are centered as identified by Western codes, which have a colonial nature Hall, 1997 To start up the process of understanding, the concepts inherent within us would first need to be decolonized.


  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    I particularly appreciated the contributions of Norma Alarc n Traddutora, Traditora A Paradigmatic Figure of Chicana Feminism , Hazel V Carby On the Threshold of Woman s Era Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory , Arif Dirlik The Postcolonial Aura Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism , Theresa Halsey and M Annette Jaimes American Indian Women At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in Contemporary North America , Roberto Fern ndez Retamar I particularly appreciated the contributions of Norma Alarc n Traddutora, Traditora A Paradigmatic Figure of Chicana Feminism , Hazel V Carby On the Threshold of Woman s Era Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory , Arif Dirlik The Postcolonial Aura Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism , Theresa Halsey and M Annette Jaimes American Indian Women At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in Contemporary North America , Roberto Fern ndez Retamar Caliban Speaks Five Hundred Years Later , Ella Shohat Sephardim in Israel Zionism from the Standpoint of its Jewish Victims and Robert Stam Multiculturalism and the Neoconservatives We need a 2011 edition of Dangerous Liaisonsbut they d have to re name the subtitle


  4. Ash Ash says:

    just look at the list of contributors.


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10 thoughts on “Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives

  1. Justin Michael James Dell Justin Michael James Dell says:

    I read two chapters from this anthology Here are two brief, rough synopses of them Perchance they shall be of some use to the curious Said, Edward Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victim In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 15 37 Said begins by lamenting the prevalence of a pro Zionist hegemony in the West, apparently in both government and academia I read two chapters from this anthology Here are two brief, rough synopses of them Perchance they shall be of some use to the curious Said, Edward Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victim In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 15 37 Said begins by lamenting the prevalence of a pro Zionist hegemony in the West, apparently in both government and academia Zionism had both a provenance being the product of a long lineage of ideas, and a cumulative nature that comes from its progressive accumulation of power, legitimacy, etc Said feels that he is in a unique position as an Arab raised in the West to write about Israel he renounces anti Semitism all the while being aware of its important influence on the history of the Jewish people America, Said condemns as the greatest enabler of Zionism as the preeminent imperialist power In his appraisal of Zionism, Said observes three things fundamental to its nature 1 it completely discounts the existence of the Arab people living in Palestine, treating the territory as empty in a manner reminiscent of the Puritan settlers of America, 2 it treats Zionism and the growth of Western power as complimentary in a teleological way, paving the way for the civilizing mission of Zionism, mediating and bringing the European sciences to the benighted Arab natives, and 3 it advances a plan for a colonial style system of land acquisition p 24 All of this would be impossible, Said observes, without European imperial ascendancy in the 19th and 20th centuries Zionism is part and parcel of Zionism this is why, he claims, postcolonial peoples the world over empathize with the Palestinian cause he states this without producing evidence They can see Zionism for what it is It fundamentally imperialistic and exclusionist ethos is the reason why no Palestinian can allegedly glean or extract any positive or redeeming sense from Zionism, and why no Israeli can fully understand what a disaster the Zionist project has been for the Palestinians Zionism was cast by Herzel as a solution to the problem of Jews in Europe, and it was sold under the banner of European territorial aggrandizement Imperialism isthan simply territorial it involves ideas and ownership of ideas Thus, imperialism does not just conquer territory, but it offers a rational, scientific basis for that aggrandizement In the case of European colonialism, this is the claim to racial superiority This scientific basis for European expansion it goes without saying legitimated it Thus, the seizure of others lands could be justified on the basis that the natives allowed the land to lie fallow or unproductive at least by European standards This was famously used as European justification for seizure of land in North America from the natives the land was empty because the people living there were not using the land for a higher or nobler purpose Thus began the project of reproducing little Europes around the world in such places like Rhodesia and South Africa What was striking about the rational scientific basis for European imperialism is that it gave these projects an air of normality 30 Seemingly incongruous developments such as white settlement around the Cape of Good Hope, began to be construed and believed by Europeans as natural or normal, a positive good What Said emphasizes in the rest of his chapter is the identity really, a purported lack of identity of the Palestinian Arab in the Zionist mindset as an absolute non entity, completely unworthy of consideration This, Said argues, is a vestige of European imperial taxonomy racial classification and imperialism Shohat, Ella Sephardim in Israel Zionism from the Standpoint of Its Jewish Victims In Dangerous Liaisons Gender, Nation, and Postcolonial Perspectives Edited by Anne McClintock, Aamir Mufti, Ella Shohat Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 1997 39 65 This chapter appears designed mostly to damn Israel for its supposed maltreatment of Sephardic Jews in Israel whom Shohat somewhat awkwardly and contestably labels Jewish ArabsShohat chronicles how Ashkenazi Zionists the true Zionists, it appears, in her estimation have appropriated the Orientalist discursive style of the Europe from whence they have sprung, and applied it to the Sephardic Jewish population that they imported into Israel Shohat somewhat tests my credulity by arguing that the Ashkenazim imported thousands of Sephardim in order to fill labour shortages that they would not fill with non Jewish workers, in order to remain true to an alleged Hebrew Enlightenment axiom and socialist ethos among primitive Zionists that stipulated that the resurgent Jewish state in Palestine must not exploit the industry of non Jews Shohat argues that the Sephardim who moved to Israel from the rest of the Middle East did not emigrate from their traditional homelands because of pressure from Arab states to leave She conspiratorially claims that Zionist terror cells and Israeli agents committed false flag operations in Arab states, terror bombing Jewish communities and blaming the attacks on their Arab neighbours in order to sput the frightened Jews toward leaving for the supposed safety of Israel Moreover, the massive influx of Ashkenazi settler colonialists into the Levant from Europe supposedly chipped away at the Arab Christian and Arab Muslim tradition of distinguishing between their Jewish neighbours and Zionists, as the two came to be increasingly melded together Sephardic Jews were soon forced to choose sides Shohat goes on to talk about the terrible persecution and discrimination leveled at the Sephardim in the modern State of Israel She suggests that the Orientalist stereotypes European imperialism applied to Arabs, Ashkenazim apply to their Sephardim brethren The latter are a constant reminder to the former of the Eastern nature of the state of Israel, something European Jews would like to suppress as they set about creating a modern European state in the Middle East As she writes, The Zionist master narrative has little place for either Palestinians or Sephardim, but while Palestinians possess a clear counter narrative, the Sephardi story is a fractured one embedded in the history of both groups Distinguishing the evil East the Muslim Arab from the good East the Jewish Arab , Israel has taken upon itself to cleanse the Sephardim of their Arabness and redeem them from their primal sin of belonging to the Orient p 44.The Sephardim can basically be reduced to the caricature of the blacks of the modern state of Israel The Ostjuden, perennially marginalized by Europe, realized their desire of becoming Europe, ironically, in the Middle East, this time on the back of their own Ostjuden, the Eastern Jews Having passed thorugh their own ordeal of civility, as the blacks of Europe, they now imposed their civilizing tests on their own blacks 58 This chapter is very informative, but readers beware, it is also very tendentious and agenda driven, seeking to vilify the State of Israel

  2. Arda Arda says:

    Notes from C.S While there are thought catalogues that bring on different perspectives from other countries, yet the discourse still has an overarching one dimensional perspective, and the issues are centered as identified by Western codes, which have a colonial nature Hall, 1997 To start up the process of understanding, the concepts inherent within us would first need to be decolonized.

  3. Jamie Jamie says:

    I particularly appreciated the contributions of Norma Alarc n Traddutora, Traditora A Paradigmatic Figure of Chicana Feminism , Hazel V Carby On the Threshold of Woman s Era Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory , Arif Dirlik The Postcolonial Aura Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism , Theresa Halsey and M Annette Jaimes American Indian Women At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in Contemporary North America , Roberto Fern ndez Retamar I particularly appreciated the contributions of Norma Alarc n Traddutora, Traditora A Paradigmatic Figure of Chicana Feminism , Hazel V Carby On the Threshold of Woman s Era Lynching, Empire, and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory , Arif Dirlik The Postcolonial Aura Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism , Theresa Halsey and M Annette Jaimes American Indian Women At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in Contemporary North America , Roberto Fern ndez Retamar Caliban Speaks Five Hundred Years Later , Ella Shohat Sephardim in Israel Zionism from the Standpoint of its Jewish Victims and Robert Stam Multiculturalism and the Neoconservatives We need a 2011 edition of Dangerous Liaisonsbut they d have to re name the subtitle

  4. Ash Ash says:

    just look at the list of contributors.

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