The author presents a critique of the Western World's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East and Arab people. In this study, the author traces the origins of the West's concept of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East.
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Review: OrientalismUser Review - Justin Dell - Goodreads
This is a profoundly mediocre book. I can certainly understand why it has achieved canonical status in higher education, as its salient points are consonant with Western self-flagellation and the post ... Read full review
Review: OrientalismUser Review - Abby - Goodreads
This was a book often discussed in my lit theory class, but we only ever read selections from it. Now I know why: Book is DENSE! But appropriately so. Edward W. Said pioneered this approach to cross ... Read full review