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Orientalism
(3,819 words)

Introduction

There is no doubt that Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) caused a considerable stir in a variety of fields, including gender, postcolonial, cultural, and literary studies, and, more generally, the fields of cinema, photography, and painting. Said's thesis attracted much attention and admiration and also criticism. …

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Abaza, Mona, “Orientalism”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0057>
First published online: 2009



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