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.
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... to affirm yet again that this book and, for that matter, my intellectual work generally have really been enabled by my life as a university academic.
... about the imperative to attack Iraq, he quoted as his single Middle East “expert” in support of military intervention against Iraq an Arab academic who, ...
The most readily accepted designation for Orientalism is an academic one, and indeed the label still serves in a number of academic institutions.
The interchange between the academic and the more or less imaginative meanings of Orientalism is a constant one, and since the late eighteenth century there ...
... in its academic or scholarly form, it claims to be). Nevertheless, what we must respect and try to grasp is the sheer knittedtogether strength of ...
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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
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