Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's time to read Orientalism by Edward Said once again!

"So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Muslims and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or potential terrorists. Very little of the detail, the human density, the passion of Arab-Moslem life has entered the awareness of even those people whose profession it is to report the Arab world. What we have instead is a series of crude, essentialized caricatures of the Islamic world presented in such a way as to make that world vulnerable to military aggression."
—Edward Said, The Nation

It's an urgent to read Orientalism by Edward Said once again.
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rohit said...

An enjoyable read Orientalism by Edward Said . loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

Ezzat Goushegir said...

Thank you for your words.