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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... Inc.: Excerpt from “Propaganda” by Harold Lasswell, in The Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by Edwin R. A. Seligman, vol. 12 (1934).
... between East and West as the starting point for elaborate theories, epics, novels, social descriptions, and political accounts concerning the Orient, ...
... a set of beliefs, a social position, or from the mere activity of being a member of a society. These continue to bear on what he does professionally, ...
... perhaps also the social interpretation of literature in my own field has simply not kept up with the enormous technical advances in detailed textual ...
... scholarship, social theory, and history writing is by no means equivalent to saying that culture is therefore a demeaned or denigrated thing.
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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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