14/10/2011 Edward Said: Orientalism 1 Edward Said: Introduction to Orientalism By: Italiya.Kinjal. Sem:III Roll NO: 09 E-E-305-C: Post-Colonial Literature.
14/10/2011 Edward Said: Orientalism 2 Intro:
"A Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient." (p. 3)
"a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between the Orient' and (most of the time) 'the Occident'." (p. 2)
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The book is divided into three chapters:
The Scope of Orientalism
Orientalist Structures and Restructures
14/10/2011 Edward Said: Orientalism 5 "The four elements I have described - expansion, historical confrontation, sympathy, classification - are the currents in eighteenth-century thought on whose presence the specific intellectual and institutional structures of modern Orientalism depend” (120).
14/10/2011 Edward Said: Orientalism 6 "How does one represent other cultures? What is another culture? Is the notion of a distinct culture (or race, or religion, or civilization) a useful one, or does it always get involved either in self-congratulation (when one discusses one's own) or hostility and aggression (when one discusses the 'other')?" (325).