Orientalism - Orientalism & Postmodern Theory Diane C....

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Postmodern Theory Diane C. Freedman
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Edward Said The Orient one of its [Europe’s] deepest and most recurring images of the Other helped to define Europe (or the West) as its contrasting image, idea, personality, experience
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Orientalism -- Said Corporate institution for dealing with Orient Authorizing views of it Ruling over it Teaching it Dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient European culture gained in strength and identity by setting itself off against the Orient… Colonial rule was justified in advance by Orientalism, rather than after the fact
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Critiques of Orientalism Said doesn’t demonstrate that the work of scholars led to imperialism and colonization Cites only those western scholars who fit his thesis—omits German and Russian Many historical errors– he is a literary scholar not an historian Claims to anti-essentialism undermined by argument about the Oriental other
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Postmodernism aspects of contemporary art, culture, economics and
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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