American orientalism the United States and the Middle East since 1945 by Little, Douglas

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Middle East,
  • United States,
  • United States.,
  • Middle East.

Subjects:

  • Orientalism -- United States.,
  • Nationalism -- Middle East.,
  • Arab-Israeli conflict.,
  • Middle East -- Relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Relations -- Middle East.

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Book details

StatementDouglas Little.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS63.2.U5 L58 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 419 p. :
Number of Pages419
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3382007M
ISBN 100807855391
LC Control Number2004555111

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American Orientalism From the late nineteenth century to our post-9/11 era, Americans have imagined South Asians simultaneously as exotic and barbaric, magical and menacing—to the detriment of those immigrants who are already most vulnerable.

After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S.

policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war.

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—Robert J. McMahon, University of Florida. From the PublisherBrand: The University of North Carolina Press. First published in by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd. 39 Store Street, London WCIE 7DD, and Broadway House, Newton Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1EN Reprinted and first published as a paperback in Set in Times Roman and printed in Great Britain by Redwood Burn Limited Trowbridge & EsherFile Size: KB.

Orientalism Edward Said's signature contribution to academic life is the book Orientalism. It has been influential in about half a dozen established disciplines, especially literary studies (English, comparative literature), history, anthropology, sociology, area studies (especially middle east studies), and comparative religion.

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When Edward Said wrote the book Orientalism inhe focused on the long arc of Europe's paternalistic conceptions of the Middle East. The term has since been expanded in scope into a broadly useful one for the West's selective seeing of the East — especially, for the purposes of this piece of writing, East Asia — with many sins included under its umbrella: exotification, condescension Author: Alison Willmore.

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Rather than a single chronological narrative, this book's chapters provide what amounts to eight different takes on the subject. One chapter addresses longstanding U.S. perceptions of the Middle East; two others treat U.S. relations with Israel; another reviews the history of Author: L.

Carl Brown. In the book Orientalism (), the cultural critic Edward Said redefined the term Orientalism to describe a pervasive Western tradition — academic and artistic — of prejudiced outsider-interpretations of the Eastern world, which was shaped by the cultural attitudes.

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BOOK REVIEWS von Grunebaum (Chicago, UCLA) is discussed as the American continuer of the European tradi-tion. Manfred Halpern (Princeton) and Leonard Binder (Chicago) are introduced as further exam-ples of the "new American Orientalism" (p. Said decries the fact that no significant challenge is made to Orientalist dogma (pp.

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The Library of Congress has cataloged the original edition as follows: Little, Douglas. American orientalism: the United States and the Middle East since / Douglas Little. American Orientalism. American Orientalism. The title of Douglas Little's book evokes the late Edward Said's seminal work, Said, orientalism was the conceptual framework that rationalized Western colonialism and its attendant cultural and economic imperialism.

The book is part travelogue and part exploration of Arabic language, written by a Jewish American. That fact in itself is fascinating, and though the first chapter doesn’t really make much of it, I imagine that a Jewish man—who may have received an extra dose of Orientalism given that he has relatives in Israel—who comes to study Arabic Author: Philip Metres.

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The hard edge of today’s Orientalism targets the fragile fabric of domestic politics, the very possibility of coexistence, particularly in Europe and the US. The Western self, produced by this contemporary Orientalism, is not a.

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book, Orientalism, will be regarded as profoundly significant. Orientalism revolutionized the study of the Middle East and helped to create and shape entire new fields of study such as Post-Colonial theory as well influencing disciplines as diverse as English, History, Anthropology, Political Science and Cultural Studies.

The book is now beingFile Size: 94KB. This article is about the book ‘Orientalism’ by Edward Said. As every culture, European culture and identity is influenced to an extent by other cultures, and it is hard to define what makes a culture, where one culture ends and another one starts, this debate about the validity of essentialist terms and the perception/representation of the ‘Other’ is highly relevant.

Orientalism was defined by the late Columbia University Prof. Edward Said in his book of the same title as "subtle and persistent Eurocentric prejudice against Arabo-Islamic peoples and their culture" in the course of academic study.

Said starts by asserting the fact that the Orient played an instrumental role in the construction of the European culture as the powerful Other: “the Orient has helped to define Europe (or the West) as its contrasting image, idea, personality, experience.” () He then states that the research subject of his book is Orientalism, by which he understands a combined representation of the.

Edward Said’s book ‘Orientalism’ analysed the relationship between the imperial Western world and the Eastern ‘Oriental’ world. He lends a significant amount of this book to.Orientalism is not “to mock East Asian cultures”, although it can certainly contribute to or culminate in the mockery of East Asian cultures.

Popularized by the theorist Edward W. Said in his seminal book by the same name, Orientalism has become one of the founding principles of. Edward Said and the Two Critiques of Orientalism. Ap also make it more difficult to sustain an attack on the role of Orientalists in authorizing certain aspects not only of American military and security policy but those of Israel as well.

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