Sardar, Ziauddin (1999) Orientalism. Concepts in the social sciences . Open University Press. ISBN 0335202063
Full text is not in this repository.
Orientalism, the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in European thought, is a controversial and a problematic concept. This book provides a concise text on the evolution and development of the theory of orientalism, the practice of orientalism in history, and its persistence and reformulation in contemporary times. It places Edward Said's contribution in an appropriate historical context, examines the work of his critics, and explores the postmodern future of orientalism. Ziauddin Sardar provides a highly original historical perspective and shows how orientalism was reworked and reinvested during the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, colonialism and under the impact of modernity. Through the examination of a wide range of cultural products - films, television, fiction, CD-roms - this clear and coherent overview suggests that, as a practice of representing the 'Other', orientalism has been substantially transformed: it has reformulated itself as a diverse and sophisticated tool of representation.
|Research Areas:||School of Law > Criminology and Sociology|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2011 08:20|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2014 14:47|
Repository staff and depositor only: item control page
Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)
Downloads per month over the past year