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Orientalism
By A. L. Macfie

Orientalism

A Reader

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Orientalism by A. L. Macfie

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In the period of decolonisation that followed the end of the Second World War a number of scholars, mainly Middle Eastern, launched a sustained assault on Orientalism - the theory and practice of representing 'the Orient' in Western thought -accusing its practitioners of misrepresentation, prejudice and bias. As a result an intense debate occurred regarding the validity of the charges made, involving not only Orientalists but students of history, anthropology, sociology, women's studies and the media. Orientalism: A Reader provides the student with a selection of key readings from this debate, covering a range of areas including myth, imperialism, the cultural perspective, Marxist interpretation and feminist attitudes. The origins and character of the debate on Orientalism are introduced, as well as the intellectual foundations of the assault made and the nature of the debate which ensued. Coverage begins with nineteenth-century material from thinkers such as Hegel and Marx, and moves through extracts from Nietzsche, Gramsci and Foucault to contemporary work from, for example, Bryan Turner, John MacKenzie and Edward Said. As well as a general introduction, each section is introduced and the extracts are placed in context to guide the student carefully through this complex debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748614417
ISBN-10: 0748614419
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This volume contains a selection of the talks given at the Philosophy of History seminar in the IHR, London, in the period 2000-6. It puts students, historians, teachers of History and anyone else interested in the subject in touch with what is being researched and discussed today at the cutting edge of Philosophy of History studies.

Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy by A. L. Macfie Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy, Paperback (March 2003)

This Reader explores the extent of Oriental influence on European thought, primarily in the period of the Enlightenment and the nineteenth-century period of doubt and scepticism that followed it. It is the first Reader to bring together in one place a series of specific historical and textual studies of Oriental influence upon European thinkers.

Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith: I: The Theory of Moral Sentiments by A. L. Macfie Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith: I: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Hardback (September 1976)

A scholarly edition of a work by Adam Smith. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

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Author Biography - A. L. Macfie

Alexander Lyon Macfie's publications include The Eastern Question (1988; 1996), The Straits Question (1993), Ataturk (1994), and The End of the Ottoman Empire (1998).

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