Orientalism - Part 3, Orientalism Now: Style, Expertise, Vision: Orientalism's Worldliness Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Orientalism Now: Style, Expertise, Vision: Orientalism's Worldliness Summary and Analysis

The British and other Europeans were set apart from the Orientals by skin color. The Egyptians and other Arabs, Africans, and Indians were darker in color than the Europeans. Being white in the colonies meant acting and speaking in a certain way, according to certain rules and customs. They got themselves into a "theirs" and "ours" kind of mentality, where "theirs" became a function of "ours". Everything that was done was done in a way that kept the Oriental subservient to the White and allowed the White man to study the Oriental.

The state of the Arab is primitive in definition and in reality. The Orientalists believe that the Orientals are biologically inferior to the Europeans. If their language is different, then so too are the biological...

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