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Intellectual Resistance and the Struggle for Palestine

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 1-36
  3. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 37-59
  4. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 61-98
  5. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 117-132
  6. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 133-155
  7. Matthew Abraham
    Pages 157-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-197

About this book


By positioning the late Edward Said's political interventions as a public intellectual on behalf of Palestinian populations living under Israeli occupation as a form of intellectual resistance, Abraham moves to consider forms of physical resistance, seeking to better understand the motivations of those who choose to turn their bodies into weapons.


Accommodation freedom intervention Israel liberty motivation politics state suicide weapons

About the authors

Matthew Abraham is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona, USA. He is the co-editor of The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion (2013) and the special issue of Cultural Critique on 'Edward Said and After: Toward a New Humanism' (2007). Abraham was presented with the Rachel Corrie Courage in the Teaching of Writing Award in 2005 by The Special Interest Groups and Caucuses of the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Bibliographic information


"Drawing on the magisterial writings of Edward Said and Frantz Fanon, Matthew Abraham has written a brilliant and balanced critique of academic Zionism and a robust defense of Palestinian resistence to Israeli ethnic cleansing." - James Petras, Bartle Professor Emeritus, Binghamton University, USA