2015年12月17日 星期四

Edward W. Said: Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism

This polemical masterpiece challenging western attitudes to the east is as topical today as it was on publication – and comes in at number 8 in our 100 best novels series

This polemical masterpiece challenging western attitudes to the east is as…
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“Texts are not finished objects.”
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Vintage Books & Anchor Books
“Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice.”
― Edward W. Said, Orientalism

The mission civilisatrice (the French for "civilizing mission"

The noted critic examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.

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