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Unformatted text preview: Estee Ward MESA 201 10/1/07 1. al-Azms article, Orientalism and Orientalism in Reverse, is divided into two sections. The first defines Saids main arguments against Orientalism and then deftly deconstruct them, showing how the essentialist methods of Orientalism are very much the same methods Said uses to prove Orientalism as obsolete (al-Azm 2000, 217). For example, one of Saids biggest critiques on Institutional Orientalism is that it is rooted in the era of European expansionism, and therefore has an agenda that taints the Orients true image. al-Azm refutes this statement by pointing out that Said does not use objective scientific investigation and detached scholarly discipline in his thesis either (al-Azm 2000, 218). al-Azm spends the rest of the first section proving this point, looking at Saids various analyses regarding Orientalisms origins, false Orientalist representations of the Middle East and Islam, Karl Marxs writings on the Orient, and the Orients dependency on the West....
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- Fall '07