Arguments and concepts. Orientalism, Said.docx.pdf - CS Indigenous peoples and decolonisationCelia Calvo Aroca \u201cIntroduction\u201d in \u200bOrientalism\u200b

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CS Indigenous peoples and decolonisationCelia Calvo Aroca “Introduction” in Orientalism, by Edward W. Said (1978) What are the main arguments of the text? -The Orient is one of the most recurring images ofthe Other. In this case,the Otheris1constructed by Europeans regarding what is “non-European”. -According to Said the term Orientalismcan refer to: oThe person who teaches or researches about the Orient oThepersonwhowritesabouttheOrient (writers, philosophers, politicaltheorists, economists, imperial administrators, etc.) oThe institution that enables the West to dominate the Orient±this is the onethat interests Said -Said understandsOrientalismas a discourse (in the Foucauldian terms) : a form of2producing knowledge about “the Orient” (which is already a social construction) whichatthesametimestructurestheOrient“politically,sociologically,militarily,ideologically, scientifically, and imaginatively” (p. 3). -The Orient is constructed by the West, not in a neutral way or as a mere myth, but in a
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