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Beginnings: Intentions And Method - Said, Edward W., and Wood, Michael (Introduction by)
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A "beginning," especially as embodied in much modern thought, is its own method, Edward Said argues in this classic treatise on the role of the intellectual and the goal of criticism. Distinguishing between "origin," which is divine, mythical, and privileged, and "beginning," which is secular and humanly produced, Said traces the ramifications and diverse understandings of the concept of beginning through history. A beginning is a first step in the intentional production of meaning and the production of difference from ...

Beginnings: Intentions And Method 2012, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847085993