University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections

The myth of the "clash of civilizations"

199852 minutesEnglishcolorJump to full details

Digital videos
are available for viewing only
at the University of Maryland's
College Park campus or
through a VPN connection.
These videos may be viewed from
public access terminals at any of the
UM Libraries on the College Park campus.
Questions?
Contact Us
Alternate title:Professor Edward Said in lecture
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.
Creator:Jhally, Sut
Contributor:Said, Edward W.
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Ethnic relations -- Political aspects
World politics -- 1989-
Post-communism
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Huntington, Samuel P. Clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order
Genre:Filmed lectures
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
War and International Conflicts
Collection:Films@UM
Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.