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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Contents Acknowledgments xi Preface xy Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Scope of Orientalism Knowing the Oriental 31 Imaginative Geography and Its ...
Yet none of this Orient is merely imaginative. The Orient is an integral part of European material civilization and culture.
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 ...
... of a British and French cultural enterprise, a project whose dimensions take in such disparate realms as the imagination itself, the whole of India and ...
... as I call it, “Orientalized” —and to believe that such things happen simply as a necessity of the imagination, is to be disingenuous.
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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
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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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