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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... any knowledge at all) of the language of what real people actually speak has fabricated an arid landscape ready for American power to construct there an ...
... same justification for power and violence (after all, runs the chorus, power is the only language they understand) in this case as in the earlier ones.
Even the language of the war is dehumanizing in the extreme: “We'll go in there take out Saddam, destroy his army with clean surgical strikes, and everyone ...
It hardly needs to be demonstrated again that language itself is a highly organized and encoded system, which employs many devices to express, indicate, ...
If he does not speak directly for the Orientals, it is because they after all speak another language; yet he knows how they feel since he knows their ...
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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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