media film and travel writing among other aspects of cultural and political

Media film and travel writing among other aspects of

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media, film, and travel writing, among other aspects of cultural and politicalappropriation. Said contends that 'the Orient' is a European invention. Hedistinguishes between the Orient (The Other or the East) and the Occident(the West - mainly Britain and France, because of their massive colonialThis content downloaded from 91.230.41.205 on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:38:25 UTCAll use subject to
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24empires - from the bWorld War II, and thEast and the West haas binary oppositionsThe major contributthe Orient was createthe structures of powwere historically emdomination of the Otbinary opposition, thimperialism not onlyidentity, (hi)story, cuent was an iconic imablance to actual livediscourse were complthe Middle East. Thetropes of knowledgeSaid explains in simplMy Idea is that Europeanaccording to some of thebut that it was the cultalong with brute politicthe varied and complicatalism. (0, p. 12)Said's central thesis and culture of the Ormilitary interest in cthe seas in search ofinterest in culture theventual colonization of the Orient.In His Own WordsAs mentioned earlier, Said is his own best spokesperson, in that he writeswith grace and simplicity in a lucid style, unlike present-day theorists whoindulge in creating an elitist discourse based on exclusive terminology thatis accessible only to the initiated few. Moreover, in order to understand theThis content downloaded from 91.230.41.205 on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:38:25 UTCAll use subject to
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Orientalism 25complexity of Oso much has bebefuddled and cotalism's publicatacclamation of tpoints. Said iterapolitical phenomplot" to dominatawareness into philological texttinction (the wobut also a wholetains" (0, p. 12).Such vested inttography, trade,priation of geocentury, to thewhich construcpsychological antion of the colonbuilding up of Eby the Orientalito govern the Otconcrete exampsources as well alological texts. Tat length in this bOrientalism is dlishes the expanstwo centuries; ittiquity" to the ptain ideas crea"Oriental splendcritiques these rsecond part, "Orof eighteenth-cRenan to show tThis content downloaded from 91.230.41.205 on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:38:25 UTCAll use subject to
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26through tropes, traalready" (to use a DeThis knowledge of thto establish an imperiism," throws light onported to America anThroughout the writperialism is establiswhich the Orient is "covery and practice" tions on contradictionconstructed between see the Orient as a cotion, linked to coloncomprehensively and Orientalism, which haccepted fact'Orientalizing' the OrientOrientalism, then, is a complex web of Western representations of the Ori-ent Said reiterates his main argument that the "Orient was created - or,rather as I call it orientalized" (0, p. 5) by a hegemonic process that robbedit of its true identity, voice, and indigenous culture. This imagined realitywas substituted with pictures, perceptions, and perspectives derived from
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