Orientalism s Interlocutors

Orientalism s Interlocutors
Author : Jill Beaulieu
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 244
Release : 2002-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9780822383857
ISBN 13 : 0822383853
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism s Interlocutors Book Description:

Until now, Orientalist art—exemplified by paintings of harems, slave markets, or bazaars—has predominantly been understood to reflect Western interpretations and to perpetuate reductive, often demeaning stereotypes of the exotic East. Orientalism's Interlocutors contests the idea that Orientalist art simply expresses the politics of Western domination and argues instead that it was often produced through cross-cultural interactions. Focusing on paintings and other representations of North African and Ottoman cultures, by both local artists and westerners, the contributors contend that the stylistic similarities between indigenous and Western Orientalist art mask profound interpretive differences, which, on examination, can reveal a visual language of resistance to colonization. The essays also demonstrate how marginalized voices and viewpoints—especially women's—within Western Orientalism decentered and destabilized colonial authority. Looking at the political significance of cross-cultural encounters refracted through the visual languages of Orientalism, the contributors engage with pressing recent debates about indigenous agency, postcolonial identity, and gendered subjectivities. The very range of artists, styles, and forms discussed in this collection broadens contemporary understandings of Orientalist art. Among the artists considered are the Algerian painters Azouaou Mammeri and Mohammed Racim; Turkish painter Osman Hamdi; British landscape painter Barbara Bodichon; and the French painter Henri Regnault. From the liminal "Third Space" created by mosques in postcolonial Britain to the ways nineteenth-century harem women negotiated their portraits by British artists, the essays in this collection force a rethinking of the Orientalist canon. This innovative volume will appeal to those interested in art history, theories of gender, and postcolonial studies. Contributors. Jill Beaulieu, Roger Benjamin, Zeynep Çelik, Deborah Cherry, Hollis Clayson, Mark Crinson, Mary Roberts

Reading Orientalism

Reading Orientalism
Author : Daniel Martin Varisco
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Total Pages : 530
Release : 2017-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9780295741642
ISBN 13 : 0295741643
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Orientalism Book Description:

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.

Borderlands Orientalism or How the Savage Lost his Nobility

Borderlands Orientalism or How the Savage Lost his Nobility
Author : Dominik Gutmeyr
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages : 314
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9783643507884
ISBN 13 : 3643507887
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borderlands Orientalism or How the Savage Lost his Nobility Book Description:

In Russia's cultural memory, the Caucasus is a potent point of reference, to which many emotions, images, and stereotypes are attached. The book gives a new reading of the development of Russia's perception of its borderlands and presents a complex picture of the encounter between the Russians and the indigenous population of the Caucasus. The study outlines the history of a region standing in between Russian reveries and Russian imperialism. (Series: Studies on South East Europe, Vol. 19) [Subject: History, Russian Studies, Ethnology]

Orientalism Gender and the Jews

Orientalism  Gender  and the Jews
Author : Ulrike Brunotte
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 326
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9783110395532
ISBN 13 : 3110395533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism Gender and the Jews Book Description:

This collection of essays originates in the collaboration of the international Research Network “Gender in Antisemitism, Orientalism and Occidentalism.” The interdisciplinary volume proposes to intervene in current debates about historical constructions of Jewish identity in relation to colonialism and Orientalism.

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew
Author : Jeffrey S. Librett
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2014-11-03
ISBN 10 : 9780823262939
ISBN 13 : 0823262936
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew Book Description:

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew proposes a new way of understanding modern Orientalism. Tracing a path of modern Orientalist thought in German across crucial writings from the late eighteenth to the mid–twentieth centuries, Librett argues that Orientalism and anti-Judaism are inextricably entangled. Librett suggests, further, that the Western assertion of “material” power, in terms of which Orientalism is often read, is overdetermined by a “spiritual” weakness: an anxiety about the absence of absolute foundations and values that coincides with Western modernity itself. The modern West, he shows, posits an Oriental origin as a fetish to fill the absent place of lacking foundations. This fetish is appropriated as Western through a quasi-secularized application of Christian typology. Further, the Western appropriation of the “good” Orient always leaves behind the remainder of the “bad,” inassimilable Orient. The book traces variations on this theme through historicist and idealist texts of the nineteenth century and then shows how high modernists like Buber, Kafka, Mann, and Freud place this historicist narrative in question. The book concludes with the outlines of a cultural historiography that would distance itself from the metaphysics of historicism, confronting instead its underlying anxieties.

Exploring Islam beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism

Exploring Islam beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism
Author : Christel Gärtner
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 335
Release : 2021-06-29
ISBN 10 : 9783658332396
ISBN 13 : 3658332395
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Islam beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism Book Description:

Islamic religion has become an object of political discourse in ways that also affects academic reflection; against this background this volume aims to provide a theoretically and empirically founded assessment of where social sciences currently stand with regard to Islam. For this purpose, the volume continues to develop the sociological knowledge of Islam that began in the 1980s. Given the Orientalism inherent in sociology, the volume focuses on Muslim knowledge systems and institutions, as well as the practice of Muslim religiosity in various social contexts stretching from Algeria and Morocco to Turkey.

The Silent Word

The Silent Word
Author : Robert Young
Publisher : World Scientific
Total Pages : 163
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9971692112
ISBN 13 : 9789971692117
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent Word Book Description:

The book comprises a selection of the papers presented at an international conference on "Meaning as Production: The Role of the 'Unwritten'", held in Singapore in 1995. It takes textual analysis beyond the traditional boundaries of literary studies, into a more culturally dynamic field of social semiotics, rhetorical studies, hermeneutics and theories of interpretation. There are also essays that explore the issues with reference to canonical literary texts or authors.

Interdisciplinary Measures

Interdisciplinary Measures
Author : Graham Huggan
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9781846311093
ISBN 13 : 1846311098
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary Measures Book Description:

Where now for postcolonial studies? That is the central question in this new volume from one of the field’s most original thinkers. Not so long ago, the driving force behind postcolonial criticism was literary; increasingly, however, many have claimed that the future of postcolonial studies is interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary Measures thoroughly considers this alternative trajectory through the field of postcolonial studies by setting up a series of conversations among these newly postcolonial disciplines—notably geography, environmental studies, history, and anthropology—and literary studies in which the imaginative possibilities of non-Western epistemologies are brought to the fore.

Gegenwart als Geschichte

Gegenwart als Geschichte
Author : Axel Havemann
Publisher : Brill Archive
Total Pages : 639
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : 9004088660
ISBN 13 : 9789004088665
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gegenwart als Geschichte Book Description:

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding

The Oxford Handbook of Religion  Conflict  and Peacebuilding
Author : R. Scott Appleby
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 712
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : 9780199731640
ISBN 13 : 0199731640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding Book Description:

This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Looking far beyond the traditional parameters of the field, the contributors engage deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the discussion of religion, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance. Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, the volume is organized thematically into five different parts. It begins with an up-to-date mapping of scholarship on religion and violence, and religion and peace. The second part explores the challenges related to developing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the discussion of violence to include an analysis of cultural and structural forms. In the third section, the chapters explore controversial topics such as religion and development, religious militancy, and the freedom of religion as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth part locates notions of peacebuilding in spiritual practice by focusing on constructive resources within various traditions, the transformative role of rituals, youth and interfaith activism in American university campuses, religion and solidarity activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding practice, and an extended reflection on the history and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. The volume concludes by looking to the future of peacebuilding scholarship and the possibilities for new growth and progress. Bringing together a diverse array of scholars, this innovative handbook grapples with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, offering provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.