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Author Bardawil, Fadi A, 1977- author.

Title Revolution and disenchantment : Arab Marxism and the binds of emancipation / Fadi A Bardawil
Published Durham : Duke University Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Theory in forms
Theory in forms.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- A Note on Transliteration and Translation -- Prologue -- Introduction -- Part I. Time of History -- 1. O Youth, O Arabs, O Nationalists: Recalling the High Tides of Anticolonial Pan-Arabism -- 2. Dreams of a Dual Birth: Socialist Lebanon's Theoretical Imaginary -- 3. June 1967 and Its Historiographical Afterlives -- Part II. Times of the Sociocultural -- 4. Paradoxes of Emancipation: Revolution and Power in Light of Mao -- 5. Exit Marx/Enter Ibn Khaldun: Wartime Disenchantment and Critique
6. Traveling Theory and Political Practice: Orientalism in the Age of the Islamic Revolution -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "EMANCIPATION BINDS is an intellectual history of the Lebanese New Left in the late 1960s. Through deep archival work, Fadi Bardawil's analysis moves beyond the usual narrative of the reception of Marxist-Leninist thought in the postwar Middle East in order to analyze the production and circulation of critical and revolutionary theory as both a part of, and apart from, the Arab intellectual tradition. His primary interlocutor in this history is Waddah Charara, a militant intellectual pushed to the fore of the decolonial and revolutionary movements of the postwar era. Bardawil interweaves Charara's own intellectual trajectory and writings with those of others, holding the theoretical discussions in close relation with the sticky specificity of the internecine solidarities and fissions that characterized revolutionary movements of the time - specificity that has been all but lost for lack of formal archives. Bardawil's use of both historical and ethnographic methods - a fieldwork in theory - pulls the analysis from a strictly theoretical register so that it might better be operationalized in terms of practice. His argument responds to what he refers to as the "metropolitan unconscious" within Middle Eastern studies that attempted to encapsulate and reify Leftist Arab thought outside of its context. In considering these intellectuals "at home," Bardawil reworks the typical asymmetrical relationship that used Continental critical theory to pull apart and simplify postwar revolutionary Arab thought in order to place intellectuals from both traditions in conversation with one another"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject New Left -- Lebanon -- History
Socialism -- Lebanon -- History
New Left.
Politics and government.
Lebanon -- Politics and government -- 1946-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019028453
ISBN 1478007583