Orientalism

Orientalism Author Edward W. Said
ISBN-10 9780804153867
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Orientalism

Orientalism Author Edward W. Said
ISBN-10 0143027980
Year 2006
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin Books India
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Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society

Orientalism

Orientalism Author Edward W Said
ISBN-10 9789351183341
Year 2001-11-26
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. 'Very exciting— his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive.'— John Leonard in The New York Times 'His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.'— Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society 'Edward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition— The breadth of reading [is] astonishing.'— Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement 'A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.'— Observer 'Exciting— for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.'— J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review 'Beautifully patterned and passionately argued.'— Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society

Orientalism

Orientalism Author Alexander Lyon Macfie
ISBN-10 9781317875321
Year 2014-06-11
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate. In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful assault was launched on 'orientalism', led by Edward Said. The debate ranged far beyond the traditional limits of 'dry-as-dust' orientalism, involving questions concerning the nature of identity, the nature of imperialism, Islamophobia, myth, Arabism, racialism, intercultural relations and feminism. Charting the history of the vigorous debate about the nature of orientalism, this timely account revisits the arguments and surveys the case studies inspired by that debate.

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament Author Carol A. Breckenridge
ISBN-10 0812214366
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
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This book explores the ways in which colonial administrators constructed knowledge about the society and culture of India and the processes through which that knowledge has shaped past and present Indian reality.

Orientalism

Orientalism Author Sardar, Ziauddin
ISBN-10 9780335202065
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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This book provides a highly original historical perspective and shows how orientalism was reworked and reinvested during the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, colonialism and under the impact of modernity. Through the examination of a wide range of cultural products - films, television, fiction, CD-roms - this clear and coherent overview suggests that, as a practice of representing the 'Other', orientalism has been substantially transformed: it has reformulated itself as a diverse and sophisticated tool of representation.

Reading Orientalism

Reading Orientalism Author Daniel Martin Varisco
ISBN-10 9780295741642
Year 2017-02-13
Pages 530
Language en
Publisher University of Washington Press
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The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. But despite the book's wide acclaim, no systematic critical survey of the rhetoric in Said's representation of Orientalism and the resulting impact on intellectual culture has appeared until today. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, Daniel Martin Varisco has written an ambitious intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines, highlighting in particular its reception among Arab and European scholars. While pointing out Said's tendency to essentialize and privilege certain texts at the expense of those that do not comfortably it his theoretical framework, Varisco analyzes the extensive commentary the book has engendered in Oriental studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist scholarship, history, political science, and anthropology. He employs "critical satire" to parody the exaggerated and pedantic aspects of post-colonial discourse, including Said's profound underappreciation of the role of irony and reform in many of the texts he cites. The end result is a companion volume to Orientalism and the vast research it inspired. Rather than contribute to dueling essentialisms, Varisco provides a path to move beyond the binary of East versus West and the polemics of blame. Reading Orientalism is the most comprehensive survey of Said's writing and thinking to date. It will be of strong interest to scholars of Middle East studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literary studies.

Orientalism

Orientalism Author John M. MacKenzie
ISBN-10 0719045789
Year 1995-07-15
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Manchester University Press
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The Orientalism debate, inspired by the work of Edward Said, has been a major source of cross-disciplinary controversy. This work offers a re-evaluation of this vast literature of Orientalism by a historian of imperalism, giving it a historical perspective

Fashion and Orientalism

Fashion and Orientalism Author Adam Geczy
ISBN-10 9781847885999
Year 2013-02-28
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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This fascinating and wide-ranging book reveals the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion.

Edward Said s Orientalism

Edward Said s Orientalism Author Cornelia Trefflich
ISBN-10 9783640791491
Year 2011-01
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, University of Leipzig (Institut fur Kulturwissenschaften), course: Decolonization, language: English, abstract: Edward Said is one of the most respected and criticised scholars of our times. Being an exiled Palestian and American intellectual in one person caused him to question a number of commonly accepted, but biased concepts about the world invented and constructed by the politically superior powers. His concern for Palestine as well as his contradictory double identity are reflected in all is works and writings. This paper will focus mainly on "Orientalism," its main arguments, the arising methodological contradictions and their connection to the paradoxical identity of Edward Said himself. Furthermore, it will take into account some ideas Said develops in "Culture and Imperialism," such as the hegemony of culture, resistance against a superior one, and, most importantly, the hybridity of culture.

Orientalism

Orientalism Author Richard Harrison Martin
ISBN-10 9780870997334
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art during the first quarter of 1995. The authors (both curators at The Costume Institute) explore the West's fascination with ideas and motifs from the various Easts, and demonstrate the expression of t

The Arabian Nights and Orientalism

The Arabian Nights and Orientalism Author Yuriko Yamanaka
ISBN-10 1850437688
Year 2006
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris
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To commemorate the tercentenary of the first Western edition of The Arabian Nights, Yamanaka and Nishio marry Western and Japanese perspectives to analyze the rich cross-cultural fertilization that ensued. Arabian Nights and Orientalism examines narrative motifs, and relates them to other cultures, traditions, and forms of representation. The authors place the tales in a whole range of new contexts, from 19th century British feminism to ancient Greek romance. This lavishly illustrated book explores the interplay between image and text in various editions, and sheds new light on the tales' origin in the Persian professional storytelling tradition. Robert Irwin's foreword offers an overview of critical responses to The Arabian Nights, which highlights the originality of this volume.

Colonial Fantasies

Colonial Fantasies Author Meyda Yegenoglu
ISBN-10 0521626587
Year 1998-04-30
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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In this 1998 book, Meyda Yegenoglu investigates the intersection between post-colonial and feminist criticism, focusing on the Western fascination with the veiled women of the Orient. She examines the veil as a site of fantasy and of nationalist ideologies and discourses of gender identity, analyzing travel literature, anthropological and literary texts to reveal the hegemonic, colonial identity of the desire to penetrate the veiled surface of 'otherness'. Representations of cultural difference and sexual difference are shown to be inextricably linked, and the figure of the Oriental woman to have functioned as the veiled interior of Western identity.