Orientalism

Orientalism

  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Author : Edward W. Said
  • ISBN-10 : 0143027980
  • Release : 1994
  • Genre: Asia
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Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies. Very excitingâ¦his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive. John Leonard in The New York Times His most important book, Orientalism established a new benchmark for discussion of the West's skewed view of the Arab and Islamic world.Simon Louvish in the New Statesman & Society âEdward Said speaks for interdisciplinarity as well as for monumental erudition¦The breadth of reading [is] astonishing. Fred Inglis in The Times Higher Education Supplement A stimulating, elegant yet pugnacious essay.Observer Exciting¦for anyone interested in the history and power of ideas.J.H. Plumb in The New York Times Book Review Beautifully patterned and passionately argued. Nicholas Richardson in the New Statesman & Society

Mohammadan Dyn Orientalism

Mohammadan Dyn Orientalism

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Stanley Lane-Pool
  • ISBN-10 : 9781317853930
  • Release : 2014-06-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Lisa Lau
  • ISBN-10 : 9781136707919
  • Release : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, Re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East comes to terms with an orientalised East. This book explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of Orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range of different texts and films such as The White Tiger, Bride & Prejudice and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Providing new theoretical insights from the areas of literature, film studies and cultural and discourse analysis, this book is an stimulating read for students and scholars interested in South Asian culture, postcolonial studies and identity politics.

Avant garde Orientalism

Avant garde Orientalism

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Author : David LeHardy Sweet
  • ISBN-10 : 9783319503738
  • Release : 2017-01-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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This study explores the work of Western avant-garde writers who traveled to and wrote about Asia and North Africa. Though exoticist in outlook, many of these writers were also anti-colonialist and thus avoided some of the pitfalls of academic orientalism by assuming an aesthetics of diversity while employing strategies of provocation and reciprocity. As a survey of works on travel (including essays, novels, poems, and plays), the book challenges or modifies many postcolonial assumptions about Western writers on the Orient: from the French Surrealists to the American Beats and even transnational authors of the new millennium. Through a synthesis of avant-garde, postcolonial, and travel literature theories, Avant-garde Orientalism works in the best tradition of comparative literary study to identify and analyze a distinct category of world literature.

China and Orientalism

China and Orientalism

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Daniel Vukovich
  • ISBN-10 : 9781136505935
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Political Science
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This book argues that there is a new, Sinological form of orientalism at work in the world. It has shifted from a logic of ‘essential difference’ to one of ‘sameness’ or general equivalence. "China" is now in a halting but inevitable process of becoming-the-same as the USA and the West. Orientalism is now closer to the cultural logic of capitalism, even as it shows the afterlives of colonial discourse. This shift reflects our era of increasing globalization; the migration of orientalism to area studies and the pax Americana; the liberal triumph at the "end" of history and the demonization of Maoism; an ever closer Sino-West relationship; and the overlapping of anti-communist and colonial discourses. To make the case for this re-constitution of orientalism, this work offers an inter-disciplinary analysis of the China field broadly defined. Vukovich takes on specialist work on the politics, governance, and history of the Mao and reform eras, from the Great Leap Forward to Tiananmen, 1989; the Western study of Chinese film; recent work in critical theory which turns on ‘the China-reference"; and other global texts about or from China. Through extensive analysis, the production of Sinological knowledge is shown to be of a piece with Western global intellectual political culture. This work will be of great interest to scholars of Asian, postcolonial and cultural studies.

A Critique about Said s Orientalism

A Critique about Said s Orientalism

  • Publisher : Hootan Dehbonei
  • Author : Hootan Dehbonei
  • ISBN-10 :
  • Release : 2015-08-07
  • Genre: Social Science
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Hootan Dehbonei examines the evolution of Western approaches to the culture of the Orient from colonial to post-colonial eras.

Orientalism in Sinology

Orientalism in Sinology

  • Publisher : Academica Press,LLC
  • Author : Adrian Chan
  • ISBN-10 : 9781933146614
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: History
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ORIENTALISM in SINOLOGY Author: Adrian Chan Credentials: Ph.D, A.N.U.;Senior Professor, Political Science, University of New South Wales; Visiting Fellow D/History, Research School of Asia and Political Studies at the Australian National University. Author of CHINESE COMMUNISM (Continuum ,2003) Description: This research monograph is a major contribution to Chinese Studies especially in area studies of comparative religion, Chinese Rhetoric, History and translation (esp. Chinese to English). Professor Chan, using questions first raised in Edward Said's ORIENTALISM, begins with a close examination of the intellectual production of Christian missionaries to the Middle Kingdom in the 16th and 17th centuries and the creation of Sinology. Chan believes from cosmogony theory to history of Science (Joseph Needham) many Western scholars have distorted and misunderstood the cultural and intellectual stance of classic Chinese thought and have attempted to create a Chinese equivalent of European material civilization and culture.Chan begins his critique by describing the problem of Chinese cosmogonies, Confucian thought, moral improvement and non Deistic teaching to the first Western scholars to reach China. This search for “mirror” events (events and trends in China “mirroring” events in Europe and America) consumes much of Western intellectual energies for centuries leading such historians as Spengler, Needham, Roberts and McKay.Finally, Chan discusses the disaster of overarching “development” theories on China and the misappropriation of Chinese events by Marxists and non Marxists alike.Market: Chinese Studies, Intellectual History, Sinology, Chinese Religions,Modern Chinese History and Politics Release Date: 02/2009 Copyright: 2009 ISBN/Price: Cloth:EAN978-1-933146-61-4/1933146-61-3; $79.95

Photography s Orientalism

Photography s Orientalism

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Author : Ali Behdad
  • ISBN-10 : 9781606061510
  • Release : 2013-10
  • Genre: History
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"This volume evolved from "Zoom out: the making and the unmaking of the 'Orient' through photography," held at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, May 6-7, 2010"--ECIP data view.

Orientalism in Early Modern France

Orientalism in Early Modern France

  • Publisher : Berg
  • Author : Ina Baghdiantz McCabe
  • ISBN-10 : 9781847884633
  • Release : 2008-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Francis I's ties with the Ottoman Empire marked the birth of court-sponsored Orientalism in France. Under Louis XIV, French society was transformed by cross-cultural contacts with the Ottomans, India, Persia, China, Siam and the Americas. The consumption of silk, cotton cloth, spices, coffee, tea, china, gems, flowers and other luxury goods transformed daily life and gave rise to a new discourse about the 'Orient' which in turn shaped ideas about science, economy and politics, and against absolutist monarchy. An original account of the ancient regime, this book highlights France's use of the exotic and analyzes French discourse about Islam and the 'Orient'.

The Homoerotics of Orientalism

The Homoerotics of Orientalism

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Author : Joseph A. Boone
  • ISBN-10 : 9780231521826
  • Release : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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One of the largely untold stories of Orientalism is the degree to which the Middle East has been associated with "deviant" male homosexuality by scores of Western travelers, historians, writers, and artists for well over four hundred years. And this story stands to shatter our preconceptions of Orientalism. To illuminate why and how the Islamicate world became the locus for such fantasies and desires, Boone deploys a supple mode of analysis that reveals how the cultural exchanges between Middle East and West have always been reciprocal and often mutual, amatory as well as bellicose. Whether examining European accounts of Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, or unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable study models an ethics of crosscultural reading that exposes, with nuance and economy, the crucial role played by the homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today. A contribution to studies in visual culture as well as literary and social history, The Homoerotics of Orientalism draws on primary sources ranging from untranslated Middle Eastern manuscripts and European belles-lettres to miniature paintings and photographic erotica that are presented here for the first time.