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Edward Said, Part 4, Chapter 3 rientalism failed to identify with human experience, failed also to see it as human experience. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, Orientalism: A Reader by Alexander Lyon Macfie Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Imaginative Geography An understanding about a region based on bias rather than fact Nationalism A belief in the superiority of one’s country over others Philology The study of language in historical and literary texts Key Anthropological Impact Said contributed to a new form of historical anthropology, one that studies the way former colonial societies have developed since independence. Middle East Increasing American intervention in the Middle East and the Western response to political instability in the region influenced Said. Cultural History & Literary Analysis Said studied Western depictions of Eastern cultures in literature to analyze how they propagated Orientalist ideas and served to justify imperialism. Context Over the course of his career, Said was an outspoken political activist, literary scholar, and public speaker. He wrote on many topics—from literary comparison to political activism—but is best known for his contributions to understanding how power dynamics arise and support imperialistic systems. EDWARD SAID1935–2003 Author America has adopted Orientalist prejudice against the Middle East. Modern Orientalism Orientalism is derived from Western beliefs about superior knowledge and power. Based on Knowledge & Power Orientalism is based on the West’s historical imperialistic control of the East. The Western Invention of the “Orient” Said argues that Orientalism—the West’s condescending, biased, and simplistic view of the East—is a Western creation based on imperialistic values. He explains how the framework of Orientalism developed historically and how it continues to persist today. Recreating Orientalism & Identity MAIN IDEAS English Original Language 1978 Year Published Edward Said Author Orientalism Argument Nonfiction

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