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In this unprecedented study, Hamid Dabashi provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant "comprador intellectuals" play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism.
Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial powers to misrepresent their home countries. Just as many Iraqi exiles were used to justify the invasion of Iraq, Dabashi demonstrates that this is a common phenomenon, and examines why and how so many immigrant intellectuals help to sustain imperialism. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published January 6th by Pluto Press first published August 31st More Details Other Editions 6.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Brown Skin, White Masks. Jul 20, Kawtar Morchid rated it did not like it Shelves: , religion.
I made the mistake of reading this before checking reviews otherwise i would have changed my mind. This book is blah, a kind of remake of Eduard Said' ideas with an angrier voice.
I am sick of hearing the same old retoric. Judging from the title i thought it would be about body image, beauty standards, how brown is represented in the media? Muslims are not all brown skin I made the mistake of reading this before checking reviews otherwise i would have changed my mind. Muslims are not all brown skinned and vice versa.
Why is ethnicity used as a cover for a particular religion and culture! This doesn't make any sense Jul 04, Zainab rated it it was amazing. Unexpectedly, I feel more identification and less shame with my being American after reading this. Oct 13, 'Izzat Radzi rated it really liked it Shelves: colonialism-imperialism , identity-politics , political-thought , political-economy , islam , usa. This book discuss the extension of the idea, mainly from Edward Said's Exiled Intellectual, whom serve the empirr they now reside.
He argues that now, in these neo-colonialism era, there are 'intellectuals' who are self-hating, ungrounded to their origins serve as stamps to legitimise the encroachment o This book discuss the extension of the idea, mainly from Edward Said's Exiled Intellectual, whom serve the empirr they now reside.
Also touched Ignatieff's The Lesser Evil as legitimising the torture usage in a morr subtle way compared to Alan Dershowitz. Definitely need to read more of his work, as well as some of cited in this, to gather a more collective thoughts of his.
View 1 comment. Feb 10, Sophia rated it it was amazing. Dabashi strikes again - great book for a class on postcolonial theory, Orientalism, etc. Feb 12, Mishari rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 12, Umar rated it liked it. Sep 23, Ebadur rated it it was ok. I think I like Dabashi's political analyses most of the time but sometimes feel his writing is rushed quoting from many online sources , some repetition, and very polemical.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Hamid Dabashi. Hamid Dabashi. Born on 15 June into a working class family in the south-western city of Ahvaz in the Khuzestan province of Iran, Hamid Dabashi received his early education in his hometown and his college education in Tehran, before he moved to the United States, where he received a dual Ph. He is a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, as well as a founding member of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University.
He has written 20 books, edited 4, and contributed chapters to many more. He is also the author of over essays, articles and book reviews in major scholarly and peer reviewed journals on subjects ranging from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, comparative literature, world cinema, and the philosophy of art trans-aesthetics. This series is putting forward a critical body of first rate scholarship on the literary and cultural production of the Islamic world from the vantage point of contemporary theoretical and hermeneutic perspectives, effectively bringing the study of Islamic literatures and cultures to the wider attention of scholars and students of world literatures and cultures without the prejudices and drawbacks of outmoded perspectives.
An internationally renowned cultural critic and award-winning author, his books and articles have been translated into numerous languages, including Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Danish, Arabic, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Urdu and Catalan.
In the context of his commitment to advancing trans-national art and independent world cinema, Hamid Dabashi is the founder of Dreams of a Nation, a Palestinian Film Project, dedicated to preserving and safeguarding Palestinian Cinema.
He is also chiefly responsible for opening up the study of Persian literature and Iranian culture at Columbia University to students of comparative literature and society, breaking away from the confinements of European Orientalism and American Area Studies. A committed teacher in the past three decades, Hamid Dabashi is also a public speaker around the globe, a current affairs essayist, and a staunch anti-war activist.
He has two grown-up children, Kaveh and Pardis, who are both Columbia University graduates, and he lives in New York with his wife and colleague, the Iranian-Swedish feminist, Golbarg Bashi, their daughter Chelgis and their son Golchin.
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Brown Skin, White Masks
The anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon's first book was a howl of outrage called Black Skin, White Masks, published in It explored the psychology of colonial subjects who came to identify with their oppressors. Hamid Dabashi has written a new howl of rage with Brown Skin, White Masks against these "native informers". Dabashi is a radical Iranian living in New York see interview on page He sees a new version of Fanon's happy colonial intellectuals in the academics, pundits and columnists - largely from the Muslim world - who make their living cheering on Western imperial intervention in Iraq or Afghanistan. Initially it can be confusing for a British reader as he assumes you will know the people he is attacking - writers who have become bestselling authors in the US.
Brown skin, white masks. Hamid Dabashi. In this unprecedented study, Hamid Dabashi provides a critical examination of the role that immigrant 'comprador intellectuals' play in facilitating the global domination of American imperialism. In his pioneering book about the relationship between race and colonialism, "Black Skin, White Masks", Frantz Fanon explored the traumatic consequences of the sense of inferiority that colonized people felt, and how this often led them to identify with the ideology of the colonial agency. Dabashi extends Fanon's insights as they apply to today's world. Dabashi shows how intellectuals who migrate to the West are often used by the imperial power to inform on their home countries.