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Joseph Massad جوزيف مسعد


New Texts Out Now: Joseph A. Massad, Islam in Liberalism

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Joseph A. Massad, Islam in Liberalism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Joseph Massad (JM): I had been thinking for a while about a different book, namely one that traces genealogically the transformation in the semantic uses of the term “Islam” since the eighteenth century in Europe and among Muslims and Arabs in Asia and Africa. The project is an intellectual and semantic history of a term and the peregrinations it ...

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[جانب من تظاهرة أمام القنصلية الإسرائيلية في نيويورك 2006 .

  [حجبت إدارة موقع الجزيرة بالانجليزية مقالة جوزيف مسعد "آخر الساميين" بعد أن كانت قد نشرتها في الذكرى الخامسة والستين للنكبة، وذلك إثر ضغوطات سياسية من جهات صهيونية. إلا أن الجزيرة عاودت نشر المقالة عقّب النقد الشديد الذي لاقته واتهامها بالانصياع لأجندات سياسية مناوءة للقضية الفلسطينية.]   منذ بواكير الصهيونية، أدرك معارضوها اليهود بأن الحركة الصهيونية لا تشاطر اللاسامية تعاليمها بتشخيص ما أسماه المسيحيون الأوروبيون "المسألة اليهودية" فحسب، ...

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Joseph Massad جوزيف مسعد


Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. He has a particular interest in theories of identity and culture—including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race, and religion. He is the author of Desiring Arabs (Chicago, 2007), which was awarded the Lionel Trilling Book Award; The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question (Routledge, 2006); and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (Columbia, 2001). Daymumat al-Mas’alah al-Filastiniyyah was published by Dar Al-Adab in 2009, and La persistence de la question palestinienne was published by La Fabrique in 2009. The Arabic translation of Desiring Arabs was published in 2013 by Dar Al-Shuruq Press in Cairo under the title Ishtiha’ Al-‘Arab. His latest book is Islam in Liberalism (Chicago, 2015), and his latest articles are “Orientalism as Occidentalism,” forthcoming in History of the Present (Spring 2015); “Love, Fear, and the Arab Spring,” Public Culture 26.1 (Winter 2014); “Olvidar el Semitismo,” Foro Internacional Vol. LIV, No. 3 (July-September 2014); and “Forget Semitism!” in Elisabeth Weber, editor, Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Peace and Violence (Fordham, 2013). He teaches courses on modern Arab culture, psychoanalysis in relation to civilization and identity, gender and sexuality in the Arab world, and Palestinian-Israeli politics and society, with seminars on Nationalism in the Middle East as Idea and Practice, and also on Orientalism and Islam.

For an interview with Joseph Massad by Félix Boggio Éwanjé-Épée and Stella Magliani-Belkacem, see "The Empire of Sexuality: An Interview with Joseph Massad," published on Jadaliyya in May 2013.