Orientalism by Edward W. Said

This book is a critical examination of Western attitudes towards the East, particularly the Middle East, and how these attitudes have shaped and continue to shape Western policies and perceptions. The author argues that the West has a long history of viewing the East as the "other," exotic and inferior, and that this view has been institutionalized through academic disciplines, literature, and media. This "Orientalism," as the author calls it, has served to justify colonialism and imperialism, and continues to influence Western attitudes and policies towards the East today.

The 687th greatest book of all time


Published
1978
Nationality
Palestinian
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-400
Words
80,000
Original Language
English

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