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Edward Said

Author: Edward W SaidAlex MarengoPatricia LLewellynJonathan RéeWall to Wall Television.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998.
Series: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Named Person: Edward W Said; Edward W Said
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said; Alex Marengo; Patricia LLewellyn; Jonathan Rée; Wall to Wall Television.; Channel Four (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 40934787
Notes: Originally produced in 1992.
A Wall to Wall Television production for Channel 4.
Credits: Presenter: Jonathan Rée.
Performer(s): Presenter, Jonathan Rée.
Description: 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
Responsibility: series director, Alex Marengo ; series producer, Patricia Llewellyn.

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Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the Arab world through the literature of E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Chinua Achebe.

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