Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging by Robert G. Weiner, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives: Essays on Readers, Research, History and Cataloging

by Robert G. Weiner
     
 
In the period of decolonization that followed World War II, a number of scholars, mainly Middle Eastern, launched a sustained assault on Orientalism-the theory and practice of representing the "East" in Western thought-accusing its practitioners of misrepresentation, prejudice and bias. An intense debate ensued, involving not only Orientalists but historians,

Overview

In the period of decolonization that followed World War II, a number of scholars, mainly Middle Eastern, launched a sustained assault on Orientalism-the theory and practice of representing the "East" in Western thought-accusing its practitioners of misrepresentation, prejudice and bias. An intense debate ensued, involving not only Orientalists but historians, sociologists, anthropologists, literary critics, scholars of cultural studies and gender studies as well as the news media.
Orientalism: A Reader provides students, scholars and general readers alike with a selection of key readings from this debate, covering a range of areas including myth, imperialism, the cultural perspective, Marxist interpretation and feminist approaches. The aim is to introduce the origins and character of the debate on Orientalism, providing a useful overview of a controversial and problematic concept from a multidisciplinary perspective. Coverage begins with late 19th-century material from thinkers such as Hegel and Marx, and moves through extracts from Nietzsche, Gramsci and Foucault to contemporary work from, Brian Turner, John Mackenzie and Edward Said. As well as a general introduction, each section and extract is introduced and there is a detailed guide to further reading.
Contributors: Anouar Abdel-Malek, Aijaz Ahmad, Sadik Jalal al-'Azm, Fred Dallmayr, Michel Foucault, Francesco Gabrieli, Antonio Gramsci, G.W.F Hegel, Ronald Inden, Richard King, David Kopf, Bernard Lewis, Donald P. Little, L. Lowe, John MacKenzie, Pierre Martino, Karl Marx, Billie Melman, James Mill, B.J. Moore-Gilbert, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sheldon Pollock, Michael Richardson, Edward Said, Stuart Schaar, Raymond Schwab, A.L. Tibawi, Bryan S. Turner and Ernest J. Wilson III.

Author Biography: Alexander Lyon Macfie has written widely on the modern history of Turkey and the Middle East. His most recent book is The End of the Ottoman Empire.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
During the decolonization period after World War II, Edward Said and other scholars identified and fought against Orientalism: the theory and practice of representing the East in Western thought. The 37 essays and excerpts reprinted here provide students and other readers with a cross-section of the debate that has followed. They are not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Reference & User Services Quarterly
extremely well organized with rich content...excellent...highly recommended
American Libraries
"provides some scholarly analysis, making it worth considering as an introductory textbook"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786443024
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Humanities/Comics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His works have been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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