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Edward W. Said (Author)
The theme is the way in which intellectual traditions are created and transmitted ... Orientalism is the example Mr. Said uses, and by it he means something precise. The scholar who studies the Orient (and specifically the Muslim Orient), the imaginitive writer who takes it as his subject, and the institutions which have been concerned with teaching it, settling it, ruling it, all have a certain representation or idea of the Orient defined as being other than the Occident, mysterious, unchanging and ultimately inferior."--Albert Houran -- from (Jan. 28, 2014)
Print Book, English, 1979
First Vintage Books edition View all formats and editions
Vintage Books, New York, 1979
xi, 368 pages ; 21 cm
9780394740676, 9780804153867, 039474067X, 0804153868
Chap. 1: The scope of Orientalism: I. Knowing the Oriental
II. Imaginative Geography and its representations: Orientalizing the Oriental
III. Projects
IV. Crisis
Chap. 2: Orientalist structures and restructures: I. Redrawn frontiers, redefines issues, secularized religion
II. Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan: Rational Anthropology and Philological Laboratory
III. Oriental residence and scholarship: the requirements of Lexicography and imagination
IV. Pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French
Chap. 3: Orientalism now: I. Latent and manifest Orientalism
II. Style, expertise, vision: Orientalism's worldliness
III. Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in fullest flower
IV. The latest phase