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Orientalism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2003] ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th Anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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The author presents a critique of the Western World's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East and Arab people. In this study, the author traces the origins of the West's concept of "Orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
OCLC Number: 53317978
Notes: "Preface to the 25th anniversary edition" dated: May 2003.
"Vintage Books edition 1979 ... afterword copyright ©1994"--Title page verso.
Description: xxx, 394 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the 25th anniversary edition --
Introduction --
The scope of Orientalism. Knowing the Oriental ; Imaginative geography and its representations : Orientalizing the Oriental ; Projects ; Crisis --
Orientalist structures and restructures. Redrawn frontiers, redefined issues, secularized religion ; Silvestre 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 --
Orientalism now. Latent and manifest Orientalism ; Style, expertise, vision : Orientalism's worldliness ; Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower ; The latest phase --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.
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The author presents a critique of the Western World's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East and Arab people. In this study, the author traces the origins of the West's concept of "Orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East.

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