Orientalism

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Vintage Books, 1979 - Social Science - 368 pages
The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University, examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs
 

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One may quibble with the title: this is a study of Islamic Orientalism solely, of Western representations of the Near East, with little or no direct reference to Persia, India, China, Japan. Professor ... Read full review

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Wonderful! European scholarship is utterly shamed in this enlightening modern classic by Edward Said.

Contents

Introduction
1
The Scope of Orientalism
31
Chapter Orientalist Structures and Restructures
111
Requirements of Lexicography and Imagination
149
Orientalism
201
Afterword
329
Notes
353
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About the author (1979)

Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in 2003 in New York City.

He is the author of twenty-two books which have been translated into 35 languages, including Orientalism (1978); The Question of Palestine (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Peace and Its Discontents: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East Peace Process (1996); and Out of Place: A Memoir (1999). Besides his academic work, he wrote a twice-monthly column for Al-Hayat and Al-Ahram; was a regular contributor to newspapers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; and was the music critic for The Nation.

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