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Colonial Present Afghanistan. Palestine. Iraq

ISBN-10: 1577180909
ISBN-13: 9781577180906
Edition: 2004
Authors: Derek Gregory
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

In this powerful and passionate critique of the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan and its extensions into Palestine and Iraq, Derek Gregory traces the long history of British and American involvements in the Middle East and shows how colonial power continues to cast long shadows over our own present. Argues the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11 activated a series of political and cultural responses that were profoundly colonial in nature. The first analysis of the "war on terror" to connect events in Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq. Traces the connections between geopolitics and the lives of ordinary people. Richly illustrated and packed with empirical detail.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Colonial Present
Foucault's Laughter
The Present Tense
Architectures of Enmity
Imaginative Geographies
"Why do they hate us?"
September 11
The Land Where Red Tulips Grew:
Great Games
Uncivil Wars and Transnational Terrorism
The Sorcerer's Apprentices
Civilization and Barbarism:
The Visible and the Invisible
Territorialization, Targets, and Technoculture
Deadly Messengers
Spaces of the Exception
Deconstructions
Barbed Boundaries:
America's Israel
Diaspora, Dispossession, and Disaster
Occupation, Coercion, and Colonization
Camp David and Goliath
Defiled Cities:
Ground Zeros
Besieging Cartographies
Identities and Oppositions
The Tyranny of Strangers:
"Not as conquerors or enemies..."
Coups and Conflicts
Desert Storms and Urban Nightmares
Boundless War:
Black September
Killing Grounds
The Cutting-room War
Gravity's Rainbows
Connective Dissonance
The Colonial Present and Cultures of Travel
Pandora's Spaces
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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