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Orientalism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
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For generations now, Edward W. Said's Orientalism has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition contains a preface written by Said shortly before his death in 2003. In this highly-acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 0141187425 9780141187426
OCLC Number: 56457861
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. Reprinted with a new afterword 1995. Reprinted with a new preface 2003.
Description: xxv, 396 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface (2003) --
Introduction --
1. The scope of Orientalism. Knowing the Oriental --
Imaginative geography and its representations : Orientalizing the Oriental --
Projects --
Crisis --
2. Orientalist structures and restructures. Redrawn frontiers, redefined issues, secularized religion --
Silverstre de Sacy and Ernest Renan : rational anthropology and philological laboratory --
Oriental residence and scholarship : the requirements of lexicography and imagination --
Pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French --
3. Orientalism now. Latent and manifest Orientalism --
Style, expertise, vision : Orientalism's worldiness --
Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower --
The latest phase --
Afterword (1995).
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.

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