Occidentalism: Images of the West / Edition 1

Occidentalism: Images of the West / Edition 1

by James G. Carrier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198279795

ISBN-13: 9780198279792

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This work is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity. Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non-Western cultures by showing how Western images shaped the Occidental view of the Orient, but those who follow Said have not until now reflected that understanding back onto Western societies. This volume shows how images of the West

Overview

This work is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity. Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non-Western cultures by showing how Western images shaped the Occidental view of the Orient, but those who follow Said have not until now reflected that understanding back onto Western societies. This volume shows how images of the West shape people's conceptions of themselves and others, and how these images are in turn shaped by members of Western and non-Western societies alike. The contributors describe and explicate these images from a variety of areas, from Western academic writing to popular culture, from societies within and outside the West, to show how power and conflict shape such conceptions. It will be of great interest to scholars of anthropology and sociology, cultural studies, and human geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198279792
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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