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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Yet Orientalism is very much a book tied to the tumultuous dynamics of contemporary history. I emphasize in it accordingly that neither the term Orient nor ...
There has been so massive and calculatedly aggressive an attack on the contemporary societies of the Arab and Muslim for their backwardness, ...
... representation of the Orient and its contemporary fate, both of which had a privileged communal significance for the journalist and his French readers.
In trying to deal with these problems I have tried to deal with three main aspects of my own contemporary reality that seem to me to point the way out of ...
I mentioned three aspects of my contemporary reality: I must explain and briefly discuss them now, so that it can be seen how I was led to a particular ...
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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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