September 19, 2014 By

Said : Short Note on Orinetalism

Said pithily summarizes what he wrote in Orientalism. He says, “The idea behind Orientalism is to seek out the origin and coherence of the description of the Orient that began to appear in Europe in the 18th and early 19th century. That is different from the description of the Orient before. Orientalism  is about the manufacture of the other and to make it quiet convenient to oneself-for the purpose of domination. Here knowledge and domination go together.

He describes Orientalism as a tool of colonialism, whose belligerent manifestation was there during the Arab Israeli war, when the media largely propagated the images of Arab violence.

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