Edward Said's Orientalism

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Edward Said's Orientalism

Why is the Arab-Islamic world often seen as backwards by ‘civilised’ Europeans and Americans?

Scholar of Islamic Studies Dr Joas Wagemakers illustrates how Edward Saids Orientalism caused a fierce polemic that continues to this day.

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Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene, Edward Said’s Orientalism, and Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities. Academics discuss why these books are timeless classics.