Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8818

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking 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, Said 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, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Alexander Lyon Macfie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875338

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 5686

At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate. In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful assault was launched on 'orientalism', led by Edward Said. The debate ranged far beyond the traditional limits of 'dry-as-dust' orientalism, involving questions concerning the nature of identity, the nature of imperialism, Islamophobia, myth, Arabism, racialism, intercultural relations and feminism. Charting the history of the vigorous debate about the nature of orientalism, this timely account revisits the arguments and surveys the case studies inspired by that debate.


Author: Sardar, Ziauddin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335202063

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 6477

This book provides a highly original historical perspective and shows how orientalism was reworked and reinvested during the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, colonialism and under the impact of modernity. Through the examination of a wide range of cultural products - films, television, fiction, CD-roms - this clear and coherent overview suggests that, as a practice of representing the 'Other', orientalism has been substantially transformed: it has reformulated itself as a diverse and sophisticated tool of representation.

Saids Orientalismus und die Historiographie der Moderne: Der ?ewige Orient? als Konstrukt westlicher Geschichtsschreibung

Author: Bernd Adam

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842863179

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 2696

Das Konzept des Orientalismus geht auf Edward Wadie Said zurck. Dieser z„hlt zu den bedeutendsten Kulturwissenschaftlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Bekanntheit und sein akademischer Ruhm sind vor allem in seinem erstmals 1978 erschienenen Werk ?Orientalism? begrndet, in dem er sein Konzept des Orientalismus entwickelte und der ™ffentlichkeit pr„sentierte. Was ?Orientalism? eine solch immense Resonanz bescherte, sind zum einen die zahlreichen Berhrungspunkte die Saids Konzept des Orientalismus mit vielen akademischen Fachbereichen aufweist, zum anderen aber auch die bis heute groáe Aktualit„t der Thematik in den Medien. Die Bandbreite, die Said mit Orientalism abzudecken vermochte, hat auch dazu gefhrt, dass man bis heute in einer Arbeit ber die Repr„sentation des Orients oder ber ?das Andere? nicht daran vorbeikommt, Saids Thesen miteinzubeziehen. Dies gilt selbstverst„ndlich auch fr den Fachbereich der Historiographie. Ziel dieses Buches ist es daher aufzuzeigen, inwiefern Saids Konzept des Orientalismus und die moderne Historiographie miteinander verbunden sind, wie sie sich gegenseitig beeinflussten, und welche Folgen dies hatte.


Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

View: 8313


Orientalism and the Jews

Author: Ivan Davidson Kalmar,Derek Jonathan Penslar

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584654117

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4223

A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.

Orientalism and American Immigration - A Social Work View

Author: Regina Mignano

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557004225


Page: 74

View: 4539

The United States is a nation comprised of many ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. Yet despite this increased attention to diversity, there are no clear guidelines for moving us from a society that "tolerates" differences to one that "honors them. What has created these differences in society, in part is the immigration policies that the United States had and currently has, and the continuous change of clusters of peoples emigrating from different countries. What this book will examine is the social problem of the cultural sensitivity towards new immigrants by society through the lense of Orientalist theory, and how this understanding can be utilized in making us more culturally sensitive society and useful for social work pratice.

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

Perspectives on South Asia

Author: Carol A. Breckenridge,Peter van der Veer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812214369

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 6978

This book explores the ways in which colonial administrators constructed knowledge about the society and culture of India and the processes through which that knowledge has shaped past and present Indian reality.


Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351350846


Page: N.A

View: 7270

Edward Said's Orientalism is a masterclass in the art of interpretation wedded to close analysis. Interpretation is characterized by close attention to the meanings of terms, by clarifying, questioning definitions, and positing clear definitions. Combined with one of the main sub-skills of analysis, drawing inferences and finding implicit reasons and assumptions in arguments, interpretation becomes a powerful tool for critical thought. In Orientalism, the theorist, critic and cultural historian Edward Said uses interpretation and analysis to closely examine Western representations of the "Orient" and ask what they are really doing, and why. One of his central arguments is that Western representations of the East and Middle East persistently define it as "other," setting it up in opposition to the West. Through careful analysis of a range of texts and other materials, Said shows that implicit assumptions about the "Orient's" otherness underlie much Western thought and writing about it. Clarifying consistently the differences between the real-world East and the constructed ideas of the "Orient," Said's interpretative skills power his analysis, and provide the basis for an argument that has proven hugely influential in literary criticism, philosophy, and even politics.

Edward Said's Orientalism

Author: Cornelia Trefflich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640791495


Page: 56

View: 3495

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, University of Leipzig (Institut fur Kulturwissenschaften), course: Decolonization, language: English, abstract: Edward Said is one of the most respected and criticised scholars of our times. Being an exiled Palestian and American intellectual in one person caused him to question a number of commonly accepted, but biased concepts about the world invented and constructed by the politically superior powers. His concern for Palestine as well as his contradictory double identity are reflected in all is works and writings. This paper will focus mainly on "Orientalism," its main arguments, the arising methodological contradictions and their connection to the paradoxical identity of Edward Said himself. Furthermore, it will take into account some ideas Said develops in "Culture and Imperialism," such as the hegemony of culture, resistance against a superior one, and, most importantly, the hybridity of culture.


History, Theory and the Arts

Author: John MacKenzie,John MacDonald MacKenzie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719045783

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 5457

The Orientalism debate, inspired by the work of Edward Said, has been a major source of cross-disciplinary controversy. This work offers a re-evaluation of this vast literature of Orientalism by a historian of imperalism, giving it a historical perspective

"Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s?940s "

Portrayal of the East

Author: Bennett Zon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557580

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 3338

Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth century. The book is in four themed sections. 'Portrayal of the East' traces the routes from encounter to representation and restores the Orient to its rightful place in histories of Orientalism. 'Interpreting Concert Music' looks at one of the principal forms in which Orientalism could be brought to an eager and largely receptive - yet sometimes resistant - mass market. 'Words and Music' investigates the confluence of musical and Orientalist themes in different genres of writing, including criticism, fiction and travel writing. Finally, 'The Orientalist Stage' discusses crucial sites of Orientalist representation - music theatre and opera - as well as tracing similar phenomena in twentieth-century Hindi cinema. These final chapters examine the rendering of the East as 'unachievable and unrecognizable' for the consuming gaze of the western spectator.

Literary Orientalism, Postcolonialism, and Universalism

Author: Abdulla Al-Dabbagh

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107665

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 8055

A number of the greatest classics (both old and modern) of English literature, extending from Antony and Cleopatra to A Passage to India, contain a sympathetic portrayal of the East, which connects them to each other in a way that justifies the term «literary orientalism». Literary Orientalism, Postcolonialism, and Universalism describes this clearly discernable tradition and examines certain key texts of oriental literature for the strong impact that they have had on English literature and for the striking manner in which they have been absorbed and appropriated into British culture. The Arabian Nights stands foremost among these works, which include the Maqamat, Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Bin Yaqdhan, as well as the oriental sources of courtly love. Literary Orientalism, Postcolonialism, and Universalism then moves from literary orientalism to a discussion of postcolonialism and postcolonial discourse. It argues, principally, that the time has come to go beyond orientalism and postcolonialism to a more universalist approach. The inadequacies of the term «postcolonial», in particular, and the Eurocentric and Westernist perspective it implies, affirm the need for a renewed, modern form of humanism, a new humanist universalism.

Genealogies of Orientalism

History, Theory, Politics

Author: Edmund Burke,David Prochaska

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803213425

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 876

Orientalism, as explored by Edward Said in 1978, was a far more complex phenomenon than many suspected, being homogenous along the lines of neither culture nor time. Instead, it is deeply embedded in the collective reimaginings that were?and are?nationalism. The dozen essays in Genealogies of Orientalism argue that the critique of orientalism, far from being exhausted, must develop further. To do so, however, a historical turn must be made, and the ways in which modernity itself is theorized and historicized must be rethought. ø According to Joan W. Scott, author of The Politics of the Veil, the essays in this collection ?develop a remarkable perspective on Edward Said?s Orientalism, placing it in a long historical context of critiques of colonial representations, and deepening our understanding of the very meaning of modernity.? Looking beyond the usual geography of colonial theory, this work broadens the focus from the Middle East and India to other Asian societies. By exploring orientalism in literary and artistic representations of colonial subjects, the authors illuminate the multifaceted ways in which modern cultures have drawn on orientalist images and indigenous self-representations. It is in this complex, cross-cultural collision that the overlapping of orientalism and nationalism can be found.

Islam, Orientalism and Intellectual History

Modernity and the Politics of Exclusion Since Ibn Khaldun

Author: Mohammad Salama

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848850050

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 9966

Debates on the relationship between Islam and the West continue to rage on, from talk of clashing civilizations to political pacification, from ethical and historical perspectives to distrust, xenophobia and fear. Here Mohammad Salama argues that the events of 9/11 force us to engage ourselves fully, without preconditions, in understanding not just the history of Islam as a religion, but of Islam as a historical condition that has existed in relationship to the West since the seventh century. Salama compares the Arab-Islamic and European traditions of historical thought since the early modern period, focusing on the watershed moments that informed the two traditions' ideas of Intellectual history and perceptions of one another. He draws attention to European intellectual history's entangled links with the Islamic philosophy of history, especially the complexities of orientalism and modernity. Recent critical reflections on the work of lbn Khaldun confirm this intertwined and troubled relationship, reflecting major disparities and contradictions. At the same time, recent Arab writings on Europe's intellectual history reveal a struggle against erasure and intellectual superiority. Calling for a new understanding of the relationship between Islam and the West, Salama argues that Islam has played a major role in enabling and positioning various paths of Western historiography at crucial moments of its development, leaving palpable imprints on Islamic historiography in the process. He proposes an answer to a fundamental question: how to make sense of the mechanics of production in Arab-Islamic and Western historiographies, or how to identify the ways in which they have both failed to make sense of themselves and of each other in an increasingly disenchanted postnationalist world. Spanning an impressive array of recent writings on these themes as well as older foundational texts in both traditions - including al-Tabari, lbn Khaldun, Hegel, al-Jabarti, Toynbee, Foucault, Edward Said and Hourani - this book is both timely and crucial for all those interested in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Western and Islamic philosophies of history, modernity, and the relationship between Islam and the West.

Gendering Orientalism

Race, Femininity and Representation

Author: Reina Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136164677

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9078

In contrast to most cultural histories of imperialism, which analyse Orientalist images of rather than by women, Gendering Orientalism focuses on the contributions of women themselves. Drawing on the little-known work of Henriette Browne, other `lost' women Orientlist artists and the literary works of George Eliot, Reina Lewis challenges masculinist assumptions relating to the stability and homogeneity of the Orientalist gaze. Gendering Orientalism argues that women did not have a straightforward access to an implicitly nale position of western superiority, Their relationship to the shifting terms of race, nation and gender produced positions from which women writers and artists could articulate alternative representations of racial difference. It is this different, and often less degrading, gaze on the Orientalized `Other' that is analysed in this book. By revealing the extent of women's involvement in the popular field of visual Orientalism and highlighting the presence of Orientalist themes in the work of Browne, Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, reina Lewis uncovers women's roles in imperial culture and discourse. Gendering Orientalism will appeal to students, lecturers and researchers in cultural studies, literature, art history, women's studies and anthropology.

Visions of the East

Orientalism in Film

Author: Matthew Bernstein,Gaylyn Studlar

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813522951

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

View: 9715

'Visions of the East' uses Edward Said's framework and more recent developments in colonialist and post-colonial studies to explore orientalism in a wide range of films, including Indochine, Madame Butterfly and Disney's Aladdin.