Orientalism

Orientalism : Western Conceptions of the Orient

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 32mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • notes, index
  • 0140238670
  • 9780140238679

Table of contents

Part 1 The scope of orientalism: knowing the oriental; imaginative geography and its representations - orientalizing the oriental; projects; crisis. Part 2 Orientalist structures and restructures: redrawn frontiers, redfined issues, secularized religion; Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan - rational anthropology and philogical laboratory; oriental residence and scholarship - the requirements of lexicography and imagination; pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French. Part 3 Orientalism now: latent and manifest orientalism; style, expertise, vision - orientalism's worldliness; modern Anglo-French orientalism in fullest flower; the latest phase.show more

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)show more

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