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Unformatted text preview: Islam Lecture: Study and Perception of Islam March 17 th 2010 Whose eyes are seeing what?  Orient = East  Oriental studies, Oxford  Common way of studying the “East” in 19 th and the major part of 20 th century  Came under criticism  Imagined and constructed image of “East”  Reflects the gaze of the onlooker  Complicit in the imperial/colonial project  Projecting an image onto the “other”  Hence, to “ orientalize ”  “ Orientalizing the Orient”  Mysterious  Spiritual  Sensual  Violent  Exotic DANGEROUS:  Irrational, backward  Primitive, barbaric Hate ROMANTIC:  Emotional, spiritual  Pristine, natural Love  Not based on reality (based on?)  Homogenizes ( All A are B)  Weaponized ( Since all A are B, then C)  Stubborn  Transient  Infidel  The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast  A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam  The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)  Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books  The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran  The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam  The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course RELIGION re 101 taught by Professor King during the Spring '10 term at Zagazig University.

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