Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Edward Said's ORIENTALISM


Edward Said, a secular Palestinian scholar of comparative literature, changed the academic world and how it regarded the East through his book ORIENTALISM, a dissection of racism towards Eastern peoples and, in extension, a critique of our own Western geo-political attitudes.  Prof. Sut Jhally's adaptation of the book is a worthwhile short subject documentary that serves as an extremely concise primer on the topics Said discusses in the book.

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