Orientalism Summary
Edward Said

Everything you need to understand or teach Orientalism by Edward Said.

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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Orientalism Overview

Orientalism is a nonfiction book by Edward W. Said. Published in 1978, the book examines Western perceptions of the people and cultures of Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa and the impacts of colonialism and imperialism across these regions. The term “Orientalism” is defined by the author as a means of distinction between the presumed superiority of the West and is based on inaccurate perceptions of Eastern thought and culture. Orientalism explores education, language, history, cultural criticism, and global power structures.

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Encyclopedia Articles (1)

3,957 words, approx. 14 pages
Orientalism ORIENTALISM. Once associated with the exotic "Eastern" themes and styles of Eugene Delacroix's, James McNeill Whistler's, and John Singer Sargent's paint... Read more

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