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Orientalism

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 9780804153867
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Orientalism

Author : Ziauddin Sardar
ISBN : 9780335232697
Genre : Social Science
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Why did orientalism emerge and how has it evolved? Has the theory of orientalism developed by Edward Said and others stood the test of time? What is the significance of postmodernism for the future of orientalism? Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward Said's contribution in an appropriate historical context, examines the work of his critics, and explores the postmodern future of orientalism. Ziauddin Sardar 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.
Category: Social Science

Orientalism

Author : Sardar, Ziauddin
ISBN : 9780335202065
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Orientalism

Author : Alexander Lyon Macfie
ISBN : 9781317875338
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Edward Said S Orientalism

Author : Cornelia Trefflich
ISBN : 9783640791491
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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.
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Orientalism

Author : Riley Quinn
ISBN : 9781351350846
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Edward Said's Orientalism is a masterclass in the art of interpretation wedded to close analysis. Interpretation is characterized by close attention to the meanings of terms, by clarifying, questioning definitions, and positing clear definitions. Combined with one of the main sub-skills of analysis, drawing inferences and finding implicit reasons and assumptions in arguments, interpretation becomes a powerful tool for critical thought. In Orientalism, the theorist, critic and cultural historian Edward Said uses interpretation and analysis to closely examine Western representations of the "Orient" and ask what they are really doing, and why. One of his central arguments is that Western representations of the East and Middle East persistently define it as "other," setting it up in opposition to the West. Through careful analysis of a range of texts and other materials, Said shows that implicit assumptions about the "Orient's" otherness underlie much Western thought and writing about it. Clarifying consistently the differences between the real-world East and the constructed ideas of the "Orient," Said's interpretative skills power his analysis, and provide the basis for an argument that has proven hugely influential in literary criticism, philosophy, and even politics.
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Orientalism And The Jews

Author : Ivan Davidson Kalmar
ISBN : 1584654112
Genre : History
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A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.
Category: History

Saids Orientalismus Und Die Historiographie Der Moderne Der Ewige Orient Als Konstrukt Westlicher Geschichtsschreibung

Author : Bernd Adam
ISBN : 9783842863170
Genre : History
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Das Konzept des Orientalismus geht auf Edward Wadie Said zurck. Dieser z„hlt zu den bedeutendsten Kulturwissenschaftlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Bekanntheit und sein akademischer Ruhm sind vor allem in seinem erstmals 1978 erschienenen Werk ?Orientalism? begrndet, in dem er sein Konzept des Orientalismus entwickelte und der ™ffentlichkeit pr„sentierte. Was ?Orientalism? eine solch immense Resonanz bescherte, sind zum einen die zahlreichen Berhrungspunkte die Saids Konzept des Orientalismus mit vielen akademischen Fachbereichen aufweist, zum anderen aber auch die bis heute groáe Aktualit„t der Thematik in den Medien. Die Bandbreite, die Said mit Orientalism abzudecken vermochte, hat auch dazu gefhrt, dass man bis heute in einer Arbeit ber die Repr„sentation des Orients oder ber ?das Andere? nicht daran vorbeikommt, Saids Thesen miteinzubeziehen. Dies gilt selbstverst„ndlich auch fr den Fachbereich der Historiographie. Ziel dieses Buches ist es daher aufzuzeigen, inwiefern Saids Konzept des Orientalismus und die moderne Historiographie miteinander verbunden sind, wie sie sich gegenseitig beeinflussten, und welche Folgen dies hatte.
Category: History

Orientalism And The Postcolonial Predicament

Author : Carol A. Breckenridge
ISBN : 0812214366
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Orientalismus

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 3100710088
Genre : Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000
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Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000