Orientalism - Part 1, The Scope of Orientalism: Crisis Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, The Scope of Orientalism: Crisis Summary and Analysis

A textual attitude is what developed regarding Orientalism and there are two factors that contributed to it. First of all, people are confronting a subject that is unknown and threatening. People then fall back on what they have read about the subject. A second reason has to do with the fact that it appears to be successful. In this situation, reality is determined by what the reader has read. It is basically the books that made the Orient possible. The textual approach was put into practice with Orientalism.

The views of Orientalism, which had begun to change in the late1800s, continued to change during the1900s. Orientalism came to have two traits known: first, the linguistic importance of the Orient to Europe and the West led to a scientific self-consciousness...

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