Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient


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For 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 ...

Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient 2003, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141187426

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