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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 14 I. Ideology of the other I I. civilization I I I.orientalism IV. Orientalism in real time V. Video clip Construction of the Other Othering o People theorize that one function of culture is to distinguish one culture from another Colonialism and civilization (Patterson) o Colonialismancient practice of exploitation used by Western Eurasia from 16 th century esp when allied with idea of civilization o Practice normalized through a discourse of civilized vs. barbaric Civilization vs. savagery o Historical antecedents Tends to legitimate other inequalities of race, class, gender, and religion. o Modern idea of civilization (post 18 th century) Ideas of refinement, superiority, and entitlement (we deserve this) o Mirror opposites of civilization Civilized=Nature Uncivilized= primary unrefined o Civilization presupposed a system of social stratification Edward Saids Critique: Orientalism o Orientalism= bad word cuz of Edward Said...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2008 for the course GLOBAL STU 1 taught by Professor Dunn during the Summer '07 term at UCSB.
- Summer '07