The Resource Reading orientalism : Said and the unsaid, Daniel Martin Varisco

Reading orientalism : Said and the unsaid, Daniel Martin Varisco

Label
Reading orientalism : Said and the unsaid
Title
Reading orientalism
Title remainder
Said and the unsaid
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Martin Varisco
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. But despite the book's wide acclaim, no systematic critical survey of the rhetoric in Said's representation of Orientalism and the resulting impact on intellectual culture has appeared until today." "Drawing on the discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, Daniel Martin Varisco has written an intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines, highlighting in particular its reception among Arab and European scholars. While pointing out Said's tendency to essentialize and privilege certain texts at the expense of those that do not comfortably fit his theoretical framework, Varisco analyzes the commentary the book has engendered in Oriental studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist scholarship, history, political science, and anthropology. He employs "critical satire" to parody the exaggerated and pedantic aspects of post-colonial discourse, including Said's underappreciation of the role of irony and reform in many of the texts he cites. The end result is a companion volume to Orientalism and the vast research it inspired. Rather than contribute to dueling essentialisms, Varisco provides a path to move beyond the binary of East versus West and the polemics of blame." "Reading Orientalism is the most comprehensive survey of Said's writing and thinking to date. It will be of interest to scholars of Middle East studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literary studies."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
950
Index
index present
LC call number
DS61.85
LC item number
.V37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Publications on the Near East
Label
Reading orientalism : Said and the unsaid, Daniel Martin Varisco
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-488) and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orienting Orientalism -- "One that cannot now be rewritten" -- Defin[ess]ing Orientalism -- Verbalizing an orient -- The growth (benign, cancerous, or otherwise) of Orientalism -- The said and the unsaid in Said's magnum opus orientale -- Dissing orientalism: all that Said has done -- Drawing the fault lines -- Self-critique more than mere image -- A novel argument out of blurred genres -- The seductive charms of and against orientalism -- Presenting and representing orientalism -- The essential[ism] problem -- What is said (but true?) about Said -- Beyond the binary
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ocn802284293
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 501 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295802626
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)802284293
  • pebcs0295802626

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