Orient - Orientalistik - Orientalismus

Geschichte und Aktualität einer Debatte

Author: Burkhard Schnepel,Gunnar Brands,Hanne Schönig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839412935

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Dass der Orient eher ein Konstrukt des Westens als eine eigenständige geographische Einheit darstellt, ist seit den Debatten, die Edward Saids wirkmächtiges Buch »Orientalismus« ausgelöst hat, bekannt. Dieser interdisziplinäre Band untersucht die gegenseitigen Beeinflussungen und dialektischen, auch imaginativen Austauschbeziehungen zwischen »Orient« und »Okzident« im geschichtlichen Rückblick. In den Fokus der Beobachtungen und Analysen geraten dabei zugleich die gegenwärtigen Prozesse der »Orientalisierung« - aber auch der »Auto-Orientalisierung« und »Okzidentalisierung« - in einer sich stets weiter globalisierenden, postkolonialen Welt. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Édouard Conte, Anton Escher, Karl-Heinz Kohl, Fritz W. Kramer und Birgit Schäbler.

Orientalism, Gender, and the Jews

Literary and Artistic Transformations of European National Discourses

Author: Ulrike Brunotte,Anna-Dorothea Ludewig,Axel Stähler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110339102

Category: History

Page: 326

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Originating in the collaboration of the international Research Network “Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism” (RENGOO), this collection of essays proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism. The network‌’s collaborative research addresses imaginative and aesthetic rather than sociological questions with particular focus on the function of gender and sexuality in literary, scholarly and artistic transformations of Orientalist images. RENGOO’s first publication explores the ways in which stereotypes of the external and internal Other intertwine. With its interrogation of the roles assumed in this interplay by gender, processes of sexualization, and aesthetic formations, the volume suggests new directions to the interdisciplinary study of gender, antisemitism, and Orientalism.

The Life of J. D. Åkerblad

Egyptian Decipherment and Orientalism in Revolutionary Times

Author: Fredrik Thomasson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004211160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

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This intellectual biography of Johan David Åkerblad (1763–1819) presents a new account of the decipherment of ancient Egyptian. Oriental and classical studies and their entwinement in the turbulent politics of this age of Revolutions are presented from a novel perspective.

Reading Orientalism

Said and the Unsaid

Author: Daniel Martin Varisco

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295741643

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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The late Edward Said remains one of the most influential critics and public intellectuals of our time, with lasting contributions to many disciplines. Much of his reputation derives from the phenomenal multidisciplinary influence of his 1978 book Orientalism. Said's seminal polemic analyzes novels, travelogues, and academic texts to argue that a dominant discourse of West over East has warped virtually all past European and American representation of the Near East. But despite the book's wide acclaim, no systematic critical survey of the rhetoric in Said's representation of Orientalism and the resulting impact on intellectual culture has appeared until today. Drawing on the extensive discussion of Said's work in more than 600 bibliographic entries, Daniel Martin Varisco has written an ambitious intellectual history of the debates that Said's work has sparked in several disciplines, highlighting in particular its reception among Arab and European scholars. While pointing out Said's tendency to essentialize and privilege certain texts at the expense of those that do not comfortably it his theoretical framework, Varisco analyzes the extensive commentary the book has engendered in Oriental studies, literary and cultural studies, feminist scholarship, history, political science, and anthropology. He employs "critical satire" to parody the exaggerated and pedantic aspects of post-colonial discourse, including Said's profound underappreciation of the role of irony and reform in many of the texts he cites. The end result is a companion volume to Orientalism and the vast research it inspired. Rather than contribute to dueling essentialisms, Varisco provides a path to move beyond the binary of East versus West and the polemics of blame. Reading Orientalism is the most comprehensive survey of Said's writing and thinking to date. It will be of strong interest to scholars of Middle East studies, anthropology, history, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and literary studies.


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa, North

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German Orientalism in the Age of Empire

Religion, Race, and Scholarship

Author: Suzanne L. Marchand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521169073

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 1696


Nineteenth-century studies of the Orient changed European ideas and cultural institutions in more ways than we usually recognize. "Orientalism" certainly contributed to European empire-building, but it also helped to destroy a narrow Christian-classical canon. This carefully researched book provides the first synthetic and contextualized study of German Orientalistik, a subject of special interest because German scholars were the pace-setters in oriental studies between about 1830 and 1930, despite entering the colonial race late and exiting it early. The book suggests that we must take seriously German orientalism's origins in Renaissance philology and early modern biblical exegesis and appreciate its modern development in the context of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century debates about religion and the Bible, classical schooling, and Germanic origins. In ranging across the subdisciplines of Orientalistik, German Orientalism in the Age of Empire introduces readers to a host of iconoclastic characters and forgotten debates, seeking to demonstrate both the richness of this intriguing field and its indebtedness to the cultural world in which it evolved.