ED 100 Lecture 9 Edward Said on Orientalism-revolution on Middle East/ post modern theory/ why? Preconceived notion of people in the Middle East/ end result that reflects certain interest/ lens that distorts people/ unfamiliar and strange/ seemed threatening-1. preceding 1973 there were images depicting how weak arabs were and easily beaten -2. disparity of being arab and how they are perceived The Repertory of Orentalism-sensual woman used by the men/ did not get realistic picture/ the ME stays the same/ image outside of history that is eternal-produced knowledge of Egypt for the Europeans The Colonial City-Algiers and Casablanca-Cities change, but these cities are frozen in time outside of normal progression-Europeans came and collected knowledge about the orient/ they structured themselves as above the orient-Imperialism – the practice theory or attitude imposed on a distant place-Colonialism – sub project of imperialism-Metro core process of bringing in to these centers
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Algeria, Middle East/, Middle East/ post, certain interest/ lens