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Orientalism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprinted with a new AfterwordView all editions and formats
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The author surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering Orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation. He traces his view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West's romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. Drawing on his own experience as an Arab Palestinian living in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 0140238670 9780140238679
OCLC Number: 32224073
Description: xi, 396 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I. The scope of orientalism. 1. Knowing the oriental ---
2. Imaginative geography and its representations --
orientalizing the oriental ---
3. Projects ---
4. Crisis ----
Part II. Orientalist structures and restructures. 1. Redrawn frontiers, redfined issues, secularized religion ---
2. Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan --
rational anthropology and philogical laboratory ---
3. Oriental residence and scholarship --
the requirements of lexicography and imagination ---
4. Pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French ----
Part III. Orientalism now. 1. Latent and manifest orientalism ---
2. Style, expertise, vision --
orientalism's worldliness ---
3. Modern Anglo-French orientalism in fullest flower ---
4. The latest phase.
Other Titles: Western conceptions of the Orient
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.

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Providing an overview of western attitudes towards the East, this book sets out to challenge established western views of the Orient and of the Arab and Islamic world.  Read more...

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