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Blaming the Victims Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question by Edward Said

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Published by Verso .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Armed conflict,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • International relations,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Foreign Relations,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Israel,
  • Palestine,
  • Historiography

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsEdward W. Said (Editor), Christopher Hitchens (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8624215M
ISBN 101859843409
ISBN 109781859843406

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Blaming the Victim was the first book to identify these truisms as part of the system of denial that even the best-intentioned Americans have constructed around the unpalatable realities of race and class. Originally published in , William Ryan’s groundbreaking and exhaustively researched work challenges both liberal and conservative. Review: Blaming the Victim User Review - Sarah - Goodreads. This book is gives me chills, it is so accurate. It was written in , yet all the systems that are criticized for treating minorities unfairly (education, law) are still doing it 30 years later.5/5(1).   But the fact that we have this victim-blaming tendency, which is enhanced when people fear threats to their group or society, does not mean that it . Initial reaction: Jody Raphael certainly opened my eyes to much on its respective subject in "Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis". Between the personal narratives this book gives from victim accounts to the multiple citations of media figures, high profile rape cases, and analysis of many examples of victim blaming, I think it /5.