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Orientalism, as explored by Edward Said in 1978, was a far more complex phenomenon than many suspected, being homogenous along the lines of neither culture nor time. Instead, it is deeply embedded in the collective reimaginings that were—and are—nationalism. The dozen essays in Genealogies of Orientalism argue that the critique of orientalism, far from being exhausted, must develop further. To do so, however, a historical turn must be made, and the ways in which modernity itself is theorized and historicized must be rethought.
According to Joan W. Scott, author of The Politics of the Veil, the essays in this collection “develop a remarkable perspective on Edward Said’s Orientalism, placing it in a long historical context of critiques of colonial representations, and deepening our understanding of the very meaning of modernity.” Looking beyond the usual geography of colonial theory, this work broadens the focus from the Middle East and India to other Asian societies. By exploring orientalism in literary and artistic representations of colonial subjects, the authors illuminate the multifaceted ways in which modern cultures have drawn on orientalist images and indigenous self-representations. It is in this complex, cross-cultural collision that the overlapping of orientalism and nationalism can be found.
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About the Author
Edmund Burke III is a professor of history and the director of the Center for World History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the editor (with David N. Yaghoubian) of Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East, second edition.
David Prochaska is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Making Algeria French: Colonialism in Bône, 1870–1920.
Contributors include: Edmund Burke III, Zeynep Çelik, Alan Christy, Bernard S. Cohn, Fanny Colonna, Nicholas Dirks, Arif Dirlik, Leila Kinney, David Ludden, David Prochaska, Jenny Sharpe, Ella Shohat, and Julia Clancy-Smith.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Genealogies of Orientalism
Edmund Burke III and David Prochaska
Part 1. History
1. Orientalist Empiricism: Transformations of Colonial Knowledge
2. The Command of Language and the Language of Command
Bernard S. Cohn
3. The Sociology of Islam: The French Tradition
Edmund Burke III
4. Scientific Production and Position in the Intellectual and Political Fields: The Cases of Augustin Berque and Joseph Desparmet
Part 2. Culture
5. The "Passionate Nomad" Reconsidered: A European Woman in l'Algérie française (Isabelle Eberhardt, 1877-1904)
6. The Unspeakable Limits of Rape: Colonial Violence and Counterinsurgency
7. Telling Photos
8. Ethnography and Exhibitionism at the Expositions Universelles
Zeynep Çelik and Leila Kinney
Part 3. Power
9. Orientalist Counterpoints and Postcolonial Politics: Caste, Community, and Culture in Tamil India
Nicholas B. Dirks
10. Taboo Memories and Diasporic Visions: Columbus, Palestine, and Arab-Jews
11. Chinese History and the Question of Orientalism
12. Profiteering Women and Primitive Communists: Propriety and Scandal in Interwar Japanese Studies of Okinawa
Alan S. Christy