Culture, Politics, and the Imagined OthereBook - 2010
In 1798, Napolâeon I launched his Egyptian Campaign and opened what has become recognized as the canonic period of French Orientalism, which extends from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. As defined by Edward W. Said (Orientalism, 1978), Orientalism is intrinsically Eurocentric and places the Orient in opposition to the European West as the quintessentially foreign Other. In this sense, the Occident supposedly defines itself by gazing at the East as its inverse image and ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages)