International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Edward Said: An Emancipatory Narrative
Abbas Manoochehri

This paper is about Said’s normative engagement through the narrative praxis of Liberation in post-colonial condition. Said's political views are here brought to the fore through their juxtaposition with some contemporary European thinkers. At first, four of Said’s works are presented as they relate to the question of power. Then, in the second section, his views on literary theory are compared with Paul Ricoeur and Michel Foucault. In next four sections the normative dimension of Said’s thought are presented via comparative approach. It is finally concluded that Said can be regarded as a contemporary example of normative thinking.

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