Culture and Imperialism by Edward W. Said
(Vintage)

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A landmark work from the intellectually auspicious author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it. "Said is a brilliant . . . scholar, aesthete and political activist."--Washington Post Book World.
 

About Edward W. Said

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Edward W. Said (1935-2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He was the music critic for the "Nation" and is the author of numerous books, including "Music at the Limits," "Musical Elaborations," "Beginnings: Intention and Method," and "Humanism and Democratic Criticism.
 
Published October 24, 2012 by Vintage. 416 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Said's latest book largely reiterates his familiar argument for cultural recognition of the "Other" (more cogently marshalled in his Orientalism, 1978), particularly the colonized "Other" that has been molded in popular perception by the crucial (to Said) element of Western imperialism.

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In 37 essays, Columbia professor and long-time Palestinian National Council advisor Said offers 37 essays on the political destiny of Palestine; Western stereotypes of Islam; U.S. Middle East policy;

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Said's ( Orientalism ) main theme in this dense, academic study is how literature has reflected and bolstered British, French and U.S. imperialisms, which use self-justifying rhetoric to condone the W

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it must be obligatory if he is right in saying that the "major, I would say determining, political horizon of modern Western culture [is] imperialism," and that to ignore that fact, as critical theory, deconstruction and Marxism do, "is to disaffiliate modern culture from its engagements and atta...

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