I particularly enjoyed Said's analysis of the strong ties that Orientalism has with power and colonialism.
This book is a must for anyone interested in the meaning of cultural difference, and it is an exhilarating, sometimes electrifying read.
It would not have been hard for him to include counter-examples of what Turkey, the Arab world, Iran, etc. are REALLY like.
Good book, some problems, though Amazon is not the right place to get into an extensive intellectual discussion.Published 2 days ago by Violet Fludzinski
These stepping stone in readings show the narrow minded / tunnel minded of the privileged class in society of a moment in time. Read morePublished 3 days ago by ben
An essential read for the student or reader attempting to get into the field of post-colonialism or anyone interested in taking a look at global institutions on a deeper level.Published 16 days ago by Austin
A book that is of much relevance today--if you need wish to understand the Middle East, read this book first.Published 1 month ago by Anosha Roya Zereh
I got this for a graduate IR class and found it to be extremely overrated. His points could have been made and well supported in a 20 page article but he drones on for hundreds of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicholas Creel
Edward Said rustled a lot of feathers when he released this sweeping indictment of scholarship on the topic of "the Orient. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cassian Ardent
I don't understand why Edward Said chose to call the georgraphy he explains deeply,"imaginative geography" and not "imaginary geography". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dominique de Voghel