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Orientalism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1979, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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The theme is the way in which intellectual traditions are created and transmitted ... Orientalism is the example Mr. Said uses, and by it he means something precise. The scholar who studies the Orient (and specifically the Muslim Orient), the imaginitive writer who takes it as his subject, and the institutions which have been concerned with teaching it, settling it, ruling it, all have a certain representation or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 039474067X 9780394740676
OCLC Number: 4831769
Description: xi, 368 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Chap. 1: The scope of Orientalism: I. Knowing the Oriental --
II. Imaginative Geography and its representations: Orientalizing the Oriental --
III. Projects --
IV. Crisis --
Chap. 2: Orientalist structures and restructures: I. Redrawn frontiers, redefines issues, secularized religion --
II. Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan: Rational Anthropology and Philological Laboratory --
III. Oriental residence and scholarship: the requirements of Lexicography and imagination --
IV. Pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French --
Chap. 3: Orientalism now: I. Latent and manifest Orientalism --
II. Style, expertise, vision: Orientalism's worldliness --
III. Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower --
IV. The latest phase.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.
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The theme is the way in which intellectual traditions are created and transmitted ... Orientalism is the example Mr. Said uses, and by it he means something precise. The scholar who studies the Orient (and specifically the Muslim Orient), the imaginitive writer who takes it as his subject, and the institutions which have been concerned with teaching it, settling it, ruling it, all have a certain representation or idea of the Orient defined as being other than the Occident, mysterious, unchanging and ultimately inferior."--Albert Houran -- from http://www.amazon.com (Jan. 28, 2014).

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