Orientalism Book PDF


  • Author : Edward W. Said
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780804153867

Orientalism Book Description :

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.

Orientalism Book PDF


  • Author : Alexander Lyon Macfie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-11
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781317875321

Orientalism Book Description :

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.

Orientalism Book PDF


  • Author : John MacKenzie
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-07-15
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0719045789

Orientalism Book Description :

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

Orientalism and Religion Book PDF

Orientalism and Religion

  • Author : Richard King
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781134632350

Orientalism and Religion Book Description :

Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be reinterpreted along the lines of cultural studies. Drawing on a variety of post-structuralist and post-colonial thinkers, such as Foucault, Gadamer, Said, and Spivak, King provides us with a challenging series of reflections on the nature of Religious Studies and Indology.

The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe Book PDF

The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe

  • Author : Marcus Keller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781137462367

The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe Book Description :

Uniting twelve original studies by scholars of early modern history, literature, and the arts, this collection is the first that foregrounds the dialectical quality of early modern Orientalism by taking a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Dialectics of Orientalism demonstrates how texts and images of the sixteenth and seventeenth century from across Europe and the New World are better understood as part of a dynamic and transformative orientalist discourse rather than a manifestation of the supposed dichotomy between the 'East' and the 'West.' The volume's central claim is that early modern orientalist discourses are fundamentally open, self-critical, and creative. Analyzing a varied corpus-from German and Dutch travelogues to Spanish humanist treaties, French essays, Flemish paintings, and English diaries-this collection thus breathes fresh air into the critique of Orientalism and provides productive new perspectives for the study of east-west and indeed globalized exchanges in the early modern world.

Techno Orientalism Book PDF

Techno Orientalism

  • Author : David S. Roh
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-17
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780813575551

Techno Orientalism Book Description :

What will the future look like? To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, from Blade Runner to Cloud Atlas, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots. Techno-Orientalism investigates the phenomenon of imagining Asia and Asians in hypo- or hyper-technological terms in literary, cinematic, and new media representations, while critically examining the stereotype of Asians as both technologically advanced and intellectually primitive, in dire need of Western consciousness-raising. The collection’s fourteen original essays trace the discourse of techno-orientalism across a wide array of media, from radio serials to cyberpunk novels, from Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu to Firefly. Applying a variety of theoretical, historical, and interpretive approaches, the contributors consider techno-orientalism a truly global phenomenon. In part, they tackle the key question of how these stereotypes serve to both express and assuage Western anxieties about Asia’s growing cultural influence and economic dominance. Yet the book also examines artists who have appropriated techno-orientalist tropes in order to critique racist and imperialist attitudes. Techno-Orientalism is the first collection to define and critically analyze a phenomenon that pervades both science fiction and real-world news coverage of Asia. With essays on subjects ranging from wartime rhetoric of race and technology to science fiction by contemporary Asian American writers to the cultural implications of Korean gamers, this volume offers innovative perspectives and broadens conventional discussions in Asian American Cultural studies.

French Orientalism Book PDF

French Orientalism

  • Author : Desmond Hosford
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-07-12
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9781443823449

French Orientalism Book Description :

In 1798, Napoléon I launched his Egyptian Campaign and opened what has become recognized as the canonic period of French Orientalism, which extends from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. As defined by Edward W. Said (Orientalism, 1978), Orientalism is intrinsically Eurocentric and places the Orient in opposition to the European West as the quintessentially foreign Other. In this sense, the Occident supposedly defines itself by gazing at the East as its inverse image and purportedly asserts a geopolitical dominance materially confirmed through imperialism and colonization. Although Europe may cast the Orient as the archetypal Other, this necessarily entails deep conflict since the Orient is also frequently posited as the source of Western civilization, which prohibits the articulation of a complete separation between Europe and the Orient. Nevertheless, according to French Orientalist discourse, the East had fallen into barbarism, inertia, and languished, awaiting the mission civilisatrice by which France undertook a heroic project of universal enlightenment. The canonic approach to Orientalism has drawn much criticism, which calls for re-examining the notion of French Orientalism, broadening the scope of enquiry, and exploring the history and ideological strategies behind French formulations of the Orient from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century. Such an expanded field of investigation reveals that the canonic Orientalist paradigm is not universally applicable, particularly regarding material from before the late eighteenth century. New theoretical, literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives provide the opportunity to deploy, question, subvert, and resituate canonic Orientalist theories, revealing the continuing evolution and relevance of French Orientalism as a notion with global stakes and material consequences. Because of its broad scope and variety of theoretical approaches, this volume will interest schol

Irish Orientalism Book PDF

Irish Orientalism

  • Author : Joseph Lennon
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0815631642

Irish Orientalism Book Description :

Centuries before W. B. Yeats wove Indian, Japanese, and Irish forms together in his poetry and plays, Irish writers found kinships in Asian and West Asian cultures. This book maps the unacknowledged discourse of Irish Orientalism within Ireland's complex colonial heritage.

Orientalism Book PDF


  • Author : Ziauddin Sardar
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 1999-09-16
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780335232697

Orientalism Book Description :

Why did orientalism emerge and how has it evolved? Has the theory of orientalism developed by Edward Said and others stood the test of time? What is the significance of postmodernism for the future of orientalism? Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward Said's contribution in an appropriate historical context, examines the work of his critics, and explores the postmodern future of orientalism. Ziauddin Sardar 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.

Fashion and Orientalism Book PDF

Fashion and Orientalism

  • Author : Adam Geczy
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28
  • Genre : Design
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781847885999

Fashion and Orientalism Book Description :

This fascinating and wide-ranging book reveals the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion.

Gendering Orientalism Book PDF

Gendering Orientalism

  • Author : Reina Lewis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9781136164675

Gendering Orientalism Book Description :

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.

The Homoerotics of Orientalism Book PDF

The Homoerotics of Orientalism

  • Author : Joseph A. Boone
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780231151108

The Homoerotics of Orientalism Book Description :

The place of the Middle East in European heterosexual fantasy is well documented in the works of Edward Said and others, yet few have considered the male Anglo-European (and, later, American) writers, artists, travelers, and thinkers compelled to represent what, to their eyes, seemed to be an abundance of erotic relations between men in the Islamicate world. Whether feared or desired, the mere possibility of sexual contact with or between men in the Middle East has covertly underwritten much of the appeal and practice of the enterprise of Orientalism, frequently repeating yet just as often upending its assumed meanings. Traces of this undertow abound in European and Middle Eastern fiction, diaries, travel literature, erotica, ethnography, painting, photography, film, and digital media. Joseph Allen Boone explores these vast representations, linking European art to Middle Eastern sources largely unfamiliar to Western audiences and, in some cases, reproduced in this volume for the first time.

Orientalism Book PDF


  • Author : Riley Quinn
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781351350846

Orientalism Book Description :

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.

Cold War Orientalism Book PDF

Cold War Orientalism

  • Author : Christina Klein
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-10
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0520232305

Cold War Orientalism Book Description :

This study reads the postwar period as one of international economic and political integration - a distinct chapter in the process of US-led globalization. It shows how US policy makers and intellectuals, created a global culture of integration that represented the growth of US power in Asia.

Genealogies of Orientalism Book PDF

Genealogies of Orientalism

  • Author : Edmund Burke
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 0803213425

Genealogies of Orientalism Book Description :

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.

Post Orientalism Book PDF

Post Orientalism

  • Author : Hamid Dabashi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781351497640

Post Orientalism Book Description :

Post-Orientalism is a sustained record of Hamid Dabashi's reflections over many years on the question of authority and power. Who gets to represent whom and by what authority? Dabashi's work picks up where Edward Said's Orientalism left off. Said traced the origin of the power of representation and the normative agency that it entails to the colonial hubris that carried a militant band of mercenary merchants, military officers, Christian missionaries, and European Orientalists around the globe. This hubris enabled them to write and represent the people they sought to rule. Dabashi's book is not as much a critique of colonial representation as it is of the manners and modes of fighting back and resisting it. He does not question the significance of Orientalism and its principal concern with the colonial acts of representation, but he provides a different angle that argues for the primacy of the question of postcolonial agency. Dabashi uses the United States as an example of a country that initiated militant acts of representation in Iraq and Afghanistan. He attempts to unearth and examine the United States' deeply rooted claim to normative and moral agency, particularly in light of the world's post-9/11 political reality.

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament Book PDF

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

  • Author : Carol A. Breckenridge
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0812214366

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament Book Description :

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.

American Orientalism Book PDF

American Orientalism

  • Author : Douglas Little
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0807877611

American Orientalism Book Description :

Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.

Gendering Orientalism Book PDF

Gendering Orientalism

  • Author : Reina Lewis
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 0415124905

Gendering Orientalism Book Description :

To what extent did white European women contribute to the imperial cultures of the second half of the nineteenth century?

Enlightenment Orientalism Book PDF

Enlightenment Orientalism

  • Author : Srinivas Aravamudan
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-11
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780226024509

Enlightenment Orientalism Book Description :

Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and writers such as Defoe, Swift, and Goldsmith in Britain. Aravamudan shows that Enlightenment Orientalism was a significant movement that criticized irrational European practices even while sympathetically bridging differences among civilizations. A sophisticated reinterpretation of the history of the novel, Enlightenment Orientalism is sure to be welcomed as a landmark work in eighteenth-century studies.