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Orientalism is an amazing classic book from the late Edward Saïd, he talks about the origins of the Western view of the Orient that shaped literature and music in the 17th-20th century.  orientalism Edward said pdf free
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On a visit to Beirut during the terrible civil war of 1975-1976, a French journalist wrote regretfully of the gutted downtown area that "it had once seemed to belong to ... the Orient of Chateaubriand and Nerval."l He was right about the place, of course, especially so far as a Europan was concerned. 

The Orient was almost a Europan invention and had been since antiquity a place of romance, exotic beings, haunting memories and landscapes, remarkable experiences. Now it was disappearing; in a sense, it had happened, its time was over.

Perhaps it seems irrelevant that Orientals themselves had something at stake in the process, that even in the time of Chateaubriand and Nerval Orientals had lived there, and that now it was they who were suffering; the main thing for the European visitor was a European representation of the Orient and its contemporary fate, both of which had a privileged communal significance for the journalist and his French readers.

Americans will not feel quite the same about the Orient, which for them is much more likely to be associated very differently with the Far East (China and Ja2an. mainly).

Unlike the Americans, the French and the British-les so the Germans. Russians, Spanish, Portuguese, Italians, and Swiss-have had a long tradition of what I shall be calling Orientalism. 

a way of coming to terms with the Orient that is based on the Orient's special place in European Western experience. 

The Orient is not only adjacent to Europe; it is also the place of Europe's greatest and richest and oldest colonies, the source of its civilizations and languages, its cultural contestant, and one of its dept and most recurring images of the Other.


I addition, the Orient has helped to define Europe (or the West) as its contrasting image, idea, personality, experience. Yet none of this Orient is merely imaginative. The Orient is an integral part of European material civilization and culture. 

Orientalism expresses and represents that part culturally and even ideologically as a mode of discourse with supporting institutions, vocabulary, scholarship, imagery, doctrines, even colonial bureaucracies, and colonial styles. 

In contrast, the American understanding of the Orient will seem considerably less dense, although our recent Japanese, Korean, and Indochinese adventures ought now to be creating a more sober, more realistic "Oriental" awareness. 

Moreover, the vastly expanded American political and economic role in the Near East (the Middle East) makes great claims on our understanding of that Orient. source: of Orientalism by Edward W. Said PDF

Contents of Orientalism by Edward W. Said PDF

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 The Scope of Orientalism
  • I. Knowing the Oriental
  • II. Imaginative Geography and Its Representations:
  • On talking the Oriental
  • Ul. Projects
  • I. Crisis
  • Chapter 2 Orientalist Structures and Restructure
  • I. Redrawn Frontiers, Redefined Issues, Secularized
  • Religion
  • n. Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest ReDan: Rational
  • Anthropology and Philological Laboratory
  • Ill. Oriental Residence and Scholarship: The
  • Requirements of Lexicography and Imagination "
  • IV. Pilgrims and Pilgrimages, British and French
  • Chapter 3 OrientaIism Now
  • I. Latent and Manifest Orientalism
  • I. Style, Expertise, Vision: Orientalism's Worldliness
  • III. Moder Anglo-French Orientalism in Fullest Flower
  • IV. The Latest Phase

Details about Orientalism by Edward W. Said PDF

  •  Book Title: Orientalism
  •  Author: Edward W. Said
  •  Collection: Orientalism by Edward W. Said
  •  Pages: 378 Pages
  •  Size: 9.4 Mo
  •  Edition: Pantheon Books
  •  ISBN: 0-394-74067-X
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