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    Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Modern Classics (Penguin)) (Paperback) By (author) Edward W. Said

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    DescriptionFor generations now, Edward W. Said's "Orientalism" has defined our understanding of colonialism and empire, and this "Penguin Modern Classics" edition contains a preface written by Said shortly before his death in 2003. In this highly-acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West's romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. Drawing on his own experiences as an Arab Palestinian living in the West, Said examines how these ideas can be a reflection of European imperialism and racism. Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American cultural critic and author, born in Jerusalem and educated in Egypt and the United States. His other books include "The Question of Palestine", "Culture and Imperialism" and "Out of Place: A Memoir". If you enjoyed "Orientalism", you might like Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "Stimulating, elegant and pugnacious". ("Observer"). "Beautifully patterned and passionately argued". ("New Statesman"). "Very exciting ...his case is not merely persuasive, but conclusive". (John Leonard, "New York Times"). "Magisterial". (Terry Eagleton).


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    Title
    Orientalism
    Subtitle
    Western Conceptions of the Orient
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward W. Said
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141187426
    ISBN 10: 0141187425
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBTQ, HBTR, JFSL1, GTB
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    DC21: 950
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 950.072
    LC classification: DS5
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    Thema V1.0: JBSL1, GTM, JBCC, NHTR, NHTQ
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    EDWARD W. SAID is University Professor at Columbia University. He was born in Jerusalem in 1935 and educated in Egypt and the United States. His other books include THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE, CULTURE AND IMPERIALISM, OUT OF PLACE: A MEMOIR.
    Review text
    Providing an overview of Western attitudes towards the East, this book sets out to challenge established Western views of the Orient and of the Arab and Islamic world. Divided into three parts, it examines the scope of orientalism, orientalist structures and orientalism now. (Kirkus UK)
    Flap copy
    The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University, examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.