Week5 - Orientalism and Popular Culture Asian American...

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    Orientalism and Popular Culture Asian American Studies 20A Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy
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    Edward W. Said,  Orientalism  (1979)
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    From Edward Said,  Orientalism  (1979) “The Orient is not only adjacent to Europe . . . The Orient has helped to  define Europe (or the West) as its contrasting image, idea, personality,  experience.”--Edward Said The “Orient” signifies a system of representations “Orientalism” creates and perpetuates this system of thought primarily  through scholarship about the “Orient”
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    Orientalism system of thought and scholarship that constructs the  image of the 'Orient' in opposition to the West backward v. forward uncivilized v. civilized feminine v. masculine static v. dynamic
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    Popular Culture Referring to the opposite of high cultural art forms, such as the  opera, historic art, classical music, traditional theater or 
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