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.
Results 1-5 of 46
Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all ... intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, ...
Arabs and Muslims have been told that victimology and dwelling on the depredations of empire is only a way of evading responsibility in the present.
... nearly every nineteenth-century writer (and the same is true enough of writers in earlier periods) was extraordinarily well aware of the fact of empire: ...
individual authors and the large political concerns shaped by the three great empires—British, French, American—in whose intellectual and imaginative ...
Their great moments were in the past; they are useful in the modern world only because the powerful and up-to-date empires have effectively brought them out ...
What people are saying - Write a review
ORIENTALISMUser Review - Kirkus
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
Review: OrientalismUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
Said's masterwork on the Western view of the East is not only a breathtaking work of scholarship, but a vital method of understanding the 'othering' that has allowed us to come to our current grim political pass. Read full review
Latent and Manifest Orientalism
Modern AngloFrench Orientalism in Fullest Flower
The Latest Phase