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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... intellectual catastrophes of history that an imperialist war confected by a small group of unelected U.S. officials (they've been called chicken hawks, ...
... collective identity rather than understanding and intellectual exchange. I have called what I try to do “humanism,” a word I continue to xxii ORIENTALISM.
... endlessly and impoverishingly by a media that assigns itself the role of producing so-called “experts” who validate the government's general line.
... I have called worldly ways. But this by no means excludes power, since on the contrary what I have tried to show in my book have been the insinuations, ...
Orientalism is never far from what Denys Hay has called the idea of Europe,” a collective notion identifying “us” Europeans as against all “those” ...
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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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