Edward Said and the Politics of Peace: From Orientalism to Terrorology

[Presented at the conference, “Rethinking Modernity”  Jaipur, India, 2003) In January 2001, the Freud Society of Vienna, where Edward Said was to give a lecture on Freud’s fascination with Egyptian, Greek and Palestinian civilizations, cancelled his appearance after several members saw the widely diffused July 2000…

Discourses of Modernity and the New:
Performing Colonization from Morocco to Iraq

[Presented at the conference: “Rethinking Modernity”  in Jaipur, India in 2003] Modernity and Tradition Berman characterizes modernity through four central conditions, two of which I would like to examine here.  First, Berman contends that modernity is a uniquely European phenomenon.  Secondly, Berman states that modernity…