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 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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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.

Orientalism and Religion

Orientalism and Religion Author Richard King
ISBN-10 9781134632343
Year 2013-04-03
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.

Cold War Orientalism

Cold War Orientalism Author Christina Klein
ISBN-10 0520232305
Year 2003
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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This study reads the postwar period as one of international economic and political integration - a distinct chapter in the process of US-led globalization. It shows how US policy makers and intellectuals, created a global culture of integration that represented the growth of US power in Asia.

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.

Genealogies of Orientalism

Genealogies of Orientalism Author Edmund Burke
ISBN-10 0803213425
Year 2008
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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Orientalism, as explored by Edward Said in 1978, was a far more complex phenomenon than many suspected, being homogenous along the lines of neither culture nor time. Instead, it is deeply embedded in the collective reimaginings that were?and are?nationalism. The dozen essays in Genealogies of Orientalism argue that the critique of orientalism, far from being exhausted, must develop further. To do so, however, a historical turn must be made, and the ways in which modernity itself is theorized and historicized must be rethought. ø According to Joan W. Scott, author of The Politics of the Veil, the essays in this collection ?develop a remarkable perspective on Edward Said?s Orientalism, placing it in a long historical context of critiques of colonial representations, and deepening our understanding of the very meaning of modernity.? Looking beyond the usual geography of colonial theory, this work broadens the focus from the Middle East and India to other Asian societies. By exploring orientalism in literary and artistic representations of colonial subjects, the authors illuminate the multifaceted ways in which modern cultures have drawn on orientalist images and indigenous self-representations. It is in this complex, cross-cultural collision that the overlapping of orientalism and nationalism can be found.

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.

Visions of the East

Visions of the East Author Matthew Bernstein
ISBN-10 0813522951
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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The Sheik. Pepe le Moko. Casablanca. Aladdin. Some of the most popular and frequently discussed titles in movie history are imbued with orientalism, the politically charged way in which Western artists have represented gender, race, and ethnicity in the cultures of North Africa and Asia. This is the first anthology to address and highlight orientalism in film from pre-cinema fascinations with Egyptian culture through the "Whole New World" of Aladdin. Eleven illuminating and well-illustrated essays utilize the insights of interdisciplinary cultural studies, psychoanalysis, feminism, and genre criticism. Other films discussed include The Letter, Caesar and Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Indochine, and several films of France's cinema colonial. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Dudley Andrew, Phebe Shih Chao, Mary Hamer, Marina Heung, Antonia Lant, Adrienne L. McLean, Janice Morgan, Alan Nadel, Charles O'Brien, and Ella Shohat.