Demystifying the Quest for Canaan: Observations on Mimesis in the New World and Holy Land. Salaita, S. Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, 11(2):129--150, September, 2002.
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Asserts that decontextualization has played an enormous role in the success of U.S. colonial discourse and was not lost on those who later would construct narratives of ingenuity and deliverance in Palestine. Insults taken by Native Indians and Palestinians in their experiences with colonization; Examples of shared discourse among U.S. and Zionist leaders on ethnic cleansing; Counter-narratives of colonialism in cartoons and poems.
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  title = {Demystifying the {Quest} for {Canaan}: {Observations} on {Mimesis} in the {New} {World} and {Holy} {Land}},
  volume = {11},
  issn = {10669922},
  shorttitle = {Demystifying the {Quest} for {Canaan}},
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  doi = {10.1080/1066992022000007790},
  abstract = {Asserts that decontextualization has played an enormous role in the success of U.S. colonial discourse and was not lost on those who later would construct narratives of ingenuity and deliverance in Palestine.  Insults taken by Native Indians and Palestinians in their experiences with colonization; Examples of shared discourse among U.S. and Zionist leaders on ethnic cleansing; Counter-narratives of colonialism in cartoons and poems.},
  number = {2},
  urldate = {2015-09-25TZ},
  journal = {Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies},
  author = {Salaita, Steven},
  month = {September},
  year = {2002},
  keywords = {COLONIES, HISTORY, INDIGENOUS peoples of the Americas -- History, PALESTINIANS, RACE relations, UNITED States -- Insular possessions},
  pages = {129--150}
}
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