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Orientalism

Author: Edward W Said
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books : A division of Random House, [2003] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th Anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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More than three decades after its first publication, the author's critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, the author traces the origins of 'orientalism' to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined 'the orient'  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Said
ISBN: 039474067X 9780394740676
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 / E.W.S. --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Scope of Orientalism. Knowing the Oriental ; Imaginative geography and its representations : Orientalizing the Oriental ; Projects ; Crisis --
Chapter 2. 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 --
Chapter 3. Orientalism Now. Latent and manifest Orientalism ; Style, expertise, vision : Orientalism's worldliness ; Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower ; The latest phase --
Afterword / E.W.S.
Responsibility: Edward W. Said.
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More than three decades after its first publication, the author's critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, the author traces the origins of 'orientalism' to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined 'the orient' simply as 'other than' the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, has prevented true understanding. -- Publisher's description.

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