Author(s): Hamid Dabashi
What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'? In this powerfully honed polemic, Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and mis-represented. Challenging, pugnacious, but also stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial studies by looking at how intellectual debate continues to reinforce a colonial regime of knowledge, albeit in a new guise. Based on years of intellectual work and activism, Dabashi delivers a provocative and insightful collection of observations and philosophical explorations, which is certain to unsettle and delight in equal measure.
Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Born in Iran, he received a dual PhD in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Preface by Partha Chatterjee Introduction: A Tired Colonialism/Insult Chapter 1: Can Non-Europeans Think? Chapter 2: The Moment of Myth, Edward Said (1935-2003) Chapter 3: The Middle East is Changed Forever Chapter 4: The War Between the Civilised Man and the Savage Chapter 5 Postcolonial Defiance or Still the Other Conclusion - The Continued Regime of Knowledge