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Title:
The myth of the "clash of civilizations"
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Publication Information:
Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"In this important lecture delivered at the University of Massachusetts, Edward Said takes aim at one of the central tenets of recent foreign policy thinking - that conflicts between different and clashing "civilizations" (Western, Islamic, Confucian) characterize the contemporary world. Said argues that collapsing complex, diverse and contradictory groups of people into vast, simplistic abstractions has disastrous consequences. Presenting instead a vision of the "coexistence" of difference, Said concludes with the fundamental challenge that faces humanity at the turn of the millennium"--Container.
General Note:
Originally produced as a filmed lecture in 1998.

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Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781893521476
Format :
DVD