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Edward Said on Orientalism

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Summary:Edward Said's book Orientalism has been influential in a diverse range of disciplines since its publication in 1978. In this interview he talks about the context in which the book was conceived, its main themes, and how its original thesis relates to the contemporary understanding of "the Orient."
Description:Contents: Introduction -- The repertory of Orientalism -- Orientalism & empire -- American orientalism -- Orientalism today : the demonization of Islam in the news and popular culture -- Orientalism in action : the media and the Oklahoma City bomb -- Orientalism and the Palestinian question -- End credits.
Creator:Jhally, Sut
Talreja, Sanjay
Contributor:Said, Edward W.
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Asia -- Foreign public opinion, Western
Middle East -- Foreign public opinion, Western
Asia -- Study and teaching
Middle East -- Study and teaching
Imperialism
East and West
Said, Edward W. Orientalism
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
Collection:Films@UM
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