Occidentalism: Images of the West by James G. Carrier

Occidentalism: Images of the West

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Occidentalism is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity. Edward Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non-Western cultures by showing how Western projected images shaped the Occidental view of the Orient, but those who follow Said have not until nowreflected that understanding back onto Western societies. Occidentalism shows how images of the West shape people's conceptions of themselves and others, and how these images are in turn shaped by members of Western and non-Western societies alike. The contributors describe and explicate these images in a variety of areas, from Western academic writing to popular Western culture, from societies within and outside the West, to show how power and conflict shape such conceptions.

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James G. Carrier is at Durham University.
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Title:Occidentalism: Images of the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 1983Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198279795

ISBN - 13:9780198279792

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Occidentalism is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity. Edward Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non-Western cultures by showing how Western projected images shaped the Occidental view of the Orient, but those who follow Said have not until now reflected that understanding back onto Western societies. This volume shows how images of the West shape people's conceptions of themselves and are in turn shaped by members of Western and non-Western societies alike.

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`This volume usefully explores the mirror-image of the orientalism criticised by Edward Said.'Peter Pels, University of Amsterdam, Social Anthropology, Vol 5, No.1 - 1997