Orientalism A Reader

ISBN-10: 0814756654

ISBN-13: 9780814756652

Edition: 2000

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In the period of decolonization that followed World War II, a number of scholars, mainly Middle Eastern, launched a sustained assault on Orientalism the theory and practice of representing the East in Western thought accusing its practitioners of misrepresentation, prejudice and bias. An intense debate ensued, involving not only Orientalists but historians, sociologists, anthropologists, literary critics, scholars of cultural studies and gender studies as well as the news media. Orientalism: A Reader provides students, scholars and general readers alike with a selection of key readings from this debate, covering a range of areas including myth, imperialism, the cultural perspective, Marxist interpretation and feminist approaches. The aim is to introduce the origins and character of the debate on Orientalism, providing a useful overview of a controversial and problematic concept from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage begins with late 19th-century material from thinkers such as Hegel and Marx, and moves through extracts from Nietzsche, Gramsci and Foucault to contemporary work from, Brian Turner, John Mackenzie and Edward Said. As well as a general introduction, each section and extract is introduced and there is a detailed guide to further reading. Contributors: Anouar Abdel-Malek, Aijaz Ahmad, Sadik Jalal al-'Azm, Fred Dallmayr, Michel Foucault, Francesco Gabrieli, Antonio Gramsci, G.W.F Hegel, Ronald Inden, Richard King, David Kopf, Bernard Lewis, Donald P. Little, L. Lowe, John MacKenzie, Pierre Martino, Karl Marx, Billie Melman, James Mill, B.J. Moore-Gilbert, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sheldon Pollock, Michael Richardson, Edward Said, Stuart Schaar, Raymond Schwab, A.L. Tibawi, Bryan S. Turner and Ernest J. Wilson III.
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

Introductionp. 1
The Indian Form of Governmentp. 11
Gorgeous Edificesp. 13
The British Rule in Indiap. 16
Les Commencements de l'orientalismep. 21
The Asiatic Society of Calcuttap. 31
Appearance and the Thing-in-Itselfp. 37
On Hegemony and Direct Rulep. 39
Truth and Powerp. 41
Orientalism in Crisisp. 47
English-Speaking Orientalistsp. 57
Apology for Orientalismp. 79
Shattered Mythsp. 89
Arabs, Islam and the Dogmas of the Westp. 104
My Thesisp. 106
On Flaubertp. 108
Latent and Manifest Orientalismp. 111
Marx and the End of Orientalismp. 117
Three Arab Critiques of Orientalismp. 123
A Second Critique of English-Speaking Orientalistsp. 145
On the Orientalists Againp. 172
Orientalism at the Service of Imperialismp. 181
Hermeneutics versus Historyp. 194
Enough Saidp. 208
Orientalism and Orientalism in Reversep. 217
Orientalism: A Black Perspectivep. 239
The Question of Orientalismp. 249
'Gorgeous East' versus 'Land of Regrets'p. 273
Orientalist Constructions of Indiap. 277
Between Orientalism and Historicismp. 285
Humanising the Arabsp. 298
Indology, Power, and the Case of Germanyp. 302
Turkish Embassy Lettersp. 324
History, Theory and the Artsp. 326
Orientalism, Hinduism and Feminismp. 335
Orientalism Reconsideredp. 345
Exit from Orientalismp. 365
From Orientalism to Global Sociologyp. 369
Bibliographyp. 375
Acknowledgementsp. 380
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