Reading Orientalism

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Oktober 2007



The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, this book presents an intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines.


Daniel Martin Varisco is professor of anthropology at Hofstra University. He is the editor and translator of several Arabic texts, including "Medieval Agriculture and Islamic Science: The Almanac of a Yemeni Sultan."


"There is a lot of commentary available on Edward Said and Orientalism, but nothing like this. Varisco has compiled a comprehensive, critical overview of nearly everything that has been said on the topic. The notes and bibliography alone are a significant contribution to scholarship on Said and his work, but Varisco also uses his vast wealth of sources as the basis for a devastating critique of Said's methodology and conclusions - a critique that fairly acknowledges the beneficial consequences of Orientalism and the issues it raises." Walter G. Andrews, University of Washington "Varisco's book is long and closely argued, and it is impossible adequately to summarize its many points of contention in a review. Its discursive endnotes practically amount to a second book... [Reading Orientalism] makes for exhilarating reading ... "--TLS, May 9, 2008
EAN: 9780295987521
ISBN: 0295987529
Untertitel: Said and the Unsaid. 1 color photos, . Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of Washington Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 518 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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