Orientalism

October 12, 1979|
Orientalism by Edward W. Said
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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic.

In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

Edward W. Said was born in 1935 in Jerusalem, raised in Jerusalem and Cairo, and educated in the United States, where he attended Princeton (B.A. 1957) and Harvard (M.A. 1960; Ph.D. 1964). In 1963, he began teaching at Columbia University, where he was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature. He died in 2003 in New Y...
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Title:OrientalismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.99 X 5.17 X 0.9 inPublished:October 12, 1979Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039474067X

ISBN - 13:9780394740676

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