skip to content
Reading Orientalism : Said and the unsaid Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Reading Orientalism : Said and the unsaid

Author: Daniel Martin Varisco
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2007.
Series: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Edward W Said; Edward W Said; Edward W Said
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Martin Varisco
ISBN: 9780295987583 0295987588 9780295987521 0295987529
OCLC Number: 122338184
Description: xvi, 501 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Orienting Orientalism --
"One that cannot now be rewritten" --
Defin[ess]ing Orientalism --
Verbalizing an orient --
The growth (benign, cancerous, or otherwise) of Orientalism --
The said and the unsaid in Said's magnum opus orientale --
Dissing orientalism: all that Said has done --
Drawing the fault lines --
Self-critique more than mere image --
A novel argument out of blurred genres --
The seductive charms of and against orientalism --
Presenting and representing orientalism --
The essential[ism] problem --
What is said (but true?) about Said --
Beyond the binary.
Series Title: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington.
Responsibility: Daniel Martin Varisco.
More information:

Abstract:

The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"There is a lot of commentary available on Edward Said and Orientalism, but nothing like this. Varisco has compiled a comprehensive, critical overview of nearly everything that has been said on the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/122338184>
library:oclcnum"122338184"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdf:typeschema:MediaObject
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:copyrightYear"2007"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2007"
schema:description"Orienting Orientalism -- "One that cannot now be rewritten" -- Defin[ess]ing Orientalism -- Verbalizing an orient -- The growth (benign, cancerous, or otherwise) of Orientalism -- The said and the unsaid in Said's magnum opus orientale -- Dissing orientalism: all that Said has done -- Drawing the fault lines -- Self-critique more than mere image -- A novel argument out of blurred genres -- The seductive charms of and against orientalism -- Presenting and representing orientalism -- The essential[ism] problem -- What is said (but true?) about Said -- Beyond the binary."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/792599045>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:isPartOf
schema:name"Reading Orientalism : Said and the unsaid"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/122338184>
schema:reviewBody""The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. But despite the book's wide acclaim, no systematic critical survey of the rhetoric in Said's representation of Orientalism and the resulting impact on intellectual culture has appeared until today." "Drawing on the discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, Daniel Martin Varisco has written an intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines, highlighting in particular its reception among Arab and European scholars. While pointing out Said's tendency to essentialize and privilege certain texts at the expense of those that do not comfortably fit his theoretical framework, Varisco analyzes the commentary the book has engendered in Oriental studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist scholarship, history, political science, and anthropology. He employs "critical satire" to parody the exaggerated and pedantic aspects of post-colonial discourse, including Said's underappreciation of the role of irony and reform in many of the texts he cites. The end result is a companion volume to Orientalism and the vast research it inspired. Rather than contribute to dueling essentialisms, Varisco provides a path to move beyond the binary of East versus West and the polemics of blame." "Reading Orientalism is the most comprehensive survey of Said's writing and thinking to date. It will be of interest to scholars of Middle East studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literary studies."--Jacket."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.