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Orientalism

Edward W. Said


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PUBLISHED: 28th August 2003
ISBN: 9780141187426
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Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.
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  • Paperback
    $18.21
PUBLISHED: 28th August 2003
ISBN: 9780141187426
ANNOTATION:
Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

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Surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.

Publisher Description

ORIENTALISM is one of the greatest and most influential of books of ideas to be published since the end of the European empires. For generations now it has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire and with each passing year its influence becomes if anything even greater. To mark its 25th anniversary, ORIENTALISM rightfully takes its place as a Pengun Modern Classic.

Author Biography

EDWARD W. SAID is University Professor at Columbia University. He was born in Jerusalem in 1935 and educated in Egypt and the United States. His other books include THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE, CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM, OUT OF PLACE: A MEMOIR.

Kirkus UK Review

Providing an overview of Western attitudes towards the East, this book sets out to challenge established Western views of the Orient and of the Arab and Islamic world. Divided into three parts, it examines the scope of orientalism, orientalist structures and orientalism now. (Kirkus UK)

Product Details

Author
Edward W. Said
Pages
432
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2003
ISBN-10
0141187425
ISBN-13
9780141187426
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2003-08-28
Subtitle
Western Conceptions of the Orient
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
ORIENTALISM
Language
English
Series
Modern Classics (Penguin)
Residence
US