Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament
Author: Carol A. Breckenridge,Peter van der Veer
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780812214369
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament Book Excerpt:

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

American Orientalism
Author: Douglas Little
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-09-15
ISBN: 9780807877616
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Orientalism Book Excerpt:

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.

Beyond Orientalism

Beyond Orientalism
Author: Fred Reinhard Dallmayr,Packey J Dee Professor of Philosophy and Political Science Fred Dallmayr
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9780791430699
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Orientalism Book Excerpt:

Explores some steps toward non-assimilative encounters in the "global village."

Orientalism Assyriology and the Bible

Orientalism  Assyriology and the Bible
Author: Steven Winford Holloway
Publsiher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Assyriology and the Bible Book Excerpt:

'Orientalism' refers both to the academic study of the Orient and to Western scholarship that clings to stock images of the timeless East and oriental despotism. This landmark collection of essays, the first in its field, is written by seasoned art historians, Assyriologists and biblical specialists; it is organized under four rubrics: 1. Intellectual and Disciplinary Histories identifies waymarks in the rise of Assyriology in America, shifting images of ancient Assyria in their cultural context, Smithsonian Institution exhibits of 'biblical antiquities' at the world's fairs of 1893 and 1895, the rise of Egyptology in the nineteenth century, Mari scholarship and its impact on biblical studies, and the ancient Near Eastern text anthology as genre (Foster, Frahm, Holloway Reid, Younger). 2. Visual Perspectives suggests itself as a corrective to the academic habit of conjuring a 'texted Orient'. Here are contributions that describe Assyrianizing engravings in the famous Dalziels' Bible Gallery, the reception of ancient Assyria in nineteenth-century England versus France, and artwork for twentieth-century American histories of Israel (Bohrer, Esposito, Long). 3. Of Harems and Heroines explores gender issues in the context of the figure of Semiramis and the idea of the harem in biblical research and Assyriology (Asher-Greve, Solvang). 4. Assyriology and the Bible offers essays that focus on specific figures (Josiah), texts (Genesis 28.10-22, the Uruk Prophecy), or periods (Persian period in biblical historiography) (Grabbe, Handy, Hurowitz, Scurlock). The volume includes a Bibliography of some 1000 items, an important resource.

Orientalism

Orientalism
Author: Alexander Lyon Macfie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-06-11
ISBN: 1317875338
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Book Excerpt:

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

Orientalism
Author: Edward W. Said
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0804153868
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Book Excerpt:

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.

Reading Orientalism

Reading Orientalism
Author: Daniel Martin Varisco
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 0295741643
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Orientalism Book Excerpt:

The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. But despite the book's wide acclaim, no systematic critical survey of the rhetoric in Said's representation of Orientalism and the resulting impact on intellectual culture has appeared until today. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, Daniel Martin Varisco has written an ambitious intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines, highlighting in particular its reception among Arab and European scholars. While pointing out Said's tendency to essentialize and privilege certain texts at the expense of those that do not comfortably it his theoretical framework, Varisco analyzes the extensive commentary the book has engendered in Oriental studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist scholarship, history, political science, and anthropology. He employs "critical satire" to parody the exaggerated and pedantic aspects of post-colonial discourse, including Said's profound underappreciation of the role of irony and reform in many of the texts he cites. The end result is a companion volume to Orientalism and the vast research it inspired. Rather than contribute to dueling essentialisms, Varisco provides a path to move beyond the binary of East versus West and the polemics of blame. Reading Orientalism is the most comprehensive survey of Said's writing and thinking to date. It will be of strong interest to scholars of Middle East studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literary studies.

Orientalism Revisited

Orientalism Revisited
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN: 1136159843
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Revisited Book Excerpt:

The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the Orientalist debate, both past and present. The leitmotiv of this book is its emphasis on an intimate connection between art, land and voyage. Orientalist art of all kinds frequently derives from a consideration of the land which is encountered on a voyage or pilgrimage, a relationship which, until now, has received little attention. Through adopting a thematic and prosopographical approach, and attempting to locate the fundamentals of the debate in the historical and cultural contexts in which they arose, this book brings together a diversity of opinions, analyses and arguments.

Irish Orientalism

Irish Orientalism
Author: Joseph Lennon
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2008-08-04
ISBN: 9780815631644
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Orientalism Book Excerpt:

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.

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics
Author: Lisa Lau,Ana Cristina Mendes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN: 1136707921
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics Book Excerpt:

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.

Legal Orientalism

Legal Orientalism
Author: Teemu Ruskola
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN: 0674075781
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legal Orientalism Book Excerpt:

After the Cold War, how did China become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the U.S positioned itself as the chief exporter of the rule of law? Teemu Ruskola investigates globally circulating narratives about what law is and who has it, and shows how “legal Orientalism” developed into a distinctly American ideology of empire.

Orientalism Versus Occidentalism

Orientalism Versus Occidentalism
Author: Laetitia Nanquette
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1786731207
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Versus Occidentalism Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the role of cultural representations and perceptions, such as when Iran is represented in the French media as a rogue state obsessed with its nuclear programme, and when France is portrayed in the Iranian media as a decadent and imperialist country. Here, Laetitia Nanquette examines the functions, processes, and mechanisms of stereotyping and imagining the "other" that have pervaded the literary traditions of France and Iran when writing about each other. She furthermore analyzes Franco-Iranian relations by exploring the literary traditions of this relationship, the ways in which these have affected individual authors, and how they reflect socio-political realities. With themes that feed into popular debates about the nature of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and how the two interact, this book will be vital for researchers of Middle Eastern literature and its relationship with writings from the West, as well as those working on the cultures of the Middle East.

Gender Orientalism and the War on Terror

Gender  Orientalism  and the    War on Terror
Author: Maryam Khalid
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN: 1315514036
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Orientalism and the War on Terror Book Excerpt:

This book offers an accessible and timely analysis of the ‘War on Terror’, based on an innovative approach to a broad range of theoretical and empirical research. It uses ‘gendered orientalism’ as a lens through which to read the relationship between the George W. Bush administration, gendered and racialized military intervention, and global politics. Khalid argues that legitimacy, power, and authority in global politics, and the ‘War on Terror’ specifically, are discursively constructed through representations that are gendered and racialized, and often orientalist. Looking at the ways in which ‘official’ US ‘War on Terror’ discourse enabled military intervention into Afghanistan and Iraq, the book takes a postcolonial feminist approach to broaden the scope of critical analyses of the ‘War on Terror’ and reflect on the gendered and racial underpinnings of key relations of power within contemporary global politics. This book is a unique, innovative and significant analysis of the operation of race, orientalism, and gender in global politics, and the ‘War on Terror’ specifically. It will be of great interest to scholars and graduates interested in gender politics, development, humanitarian intervention, international (global) relations, Middle East politics, security, and US foreign policy.

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film
Author: Sharmani Patricia Gabriel,Bernard Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 100039963X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film Book Excerpt:

Acknowledging the significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for contemporary discourse, the contributors to this volume deconstruct, rearrange, and challenge elements of his thesis, looking at the new conditions and opportunities offered by globalization. What can a renewed or reconceptualized Orientalism teach us about the force and limits of our racial imaginary, specifically in relation to various national contexts? In what ways, for example, considering our greater cross-cultural interaction, have clichés and stereotypes undergone a metamorphosis in contemporary societies and cultures? Theoretically, and empirically, this book offers an expansive range of contexts, comprising the insights, analytical positions, and perspectives of a transnational team of scholars of comparative literature and literary and cultural studies based in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. Working with, through and beyond Orientalism, they examine a variety of cultural texts, including the novel, short story, poetry, film, graphic memoir, social thought, and life writing. Making connections across centuries and continents, they articulate cultural representation and discourse through multiple approaches including critical content analysis, historical contextualization, postcolonial theory, gender theory, performativity, intertextuality, and intersectionality. Given its unique approach, this book will be essential reading for scholars of literary theory, film studies and Asian studies, as well as for those with a general interest in postcolonial literature and film.

Fashion and Orientalism

Fashion and Orientalism
Author: Adam Geczy
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 0857854267
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion and Orientalism Book Excerpt:

Orientalism is a central factor within the fashion system, both subtle and overt. In this groundbreaking book, the author shows the extent of the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion. Our concept of Western fashion is unthinkable without it, whether in terms of the growth of the cotton industry or of garments we take for granted, such as the dressing gown. From pre-modern to contemporary times, this book demonstrates that, in the realms of fashion, the Orient is not simply a construction or a fascination of the imperial West with its eastern other. Rather, it reveals the extent of cross-pollination, exchange and multiple translation that has taken place between East and West for the last 500 years. Exploring topics including Chinoiserie, masquerade, bohemianism, Japonisme, the "de-Orientalization" of the Orient, perfume and the birth of couture, Fashion and Orientalism is an essential read for students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies and history.

Orientalism Gender and the Jews

Orientalism  Gender  and the Jews
Author: Ulrike Brunotte,Anna-Dorothea Ludewig,Axel Stähler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 3110395533
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Gender and the Jews Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays originates in the collaboration of the international Research Network “Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism.” The interdisciplinary volume proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism.

Music and Orientalism in the British Empire 1780s 940s

 Music and Orientalism in the British Empire  1780s 940s
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351557580
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Orientalism in the British Empire 1780s 940s Book Excerpt:

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.

Orientalism

Orientalism
Author: Riley Quinn
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351352636
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Book Excerpt:

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.

British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance

British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance
Author: David Kopf
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0520317165
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1969.

Orientalism Poetry and the Millennium

Orientalism  Poetry  and the Millennium
Author: Rosane Rocher
Publsiher: South Asia Books
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Poetry and the Millennium Book Excerpt:

Life and works of a British scholar.