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  • Orientalism

  • By: Edward Said
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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This landmark book, first published in 1978, remains one of the most influential books in the Social Sciences, particularly Ethnic Studies and Postcolonialism. Said is best known for describing and critiquing "Orientalism", which he perceived as a constellation of false assumptions underlying Western attitudes toward the East. In Orientalism Said claimed a "subtle and persistent Eurocentric prejudice against Arabo-Islamic peoples and their culture."

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  • One Of The Canons Of Cultural Studies

  • By Stephen Gott on 30-06-18

Brilliant, an amazing read.

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Reviewed: 03-04-17

Brilliant, an amazing read. From start to finish, a real classic, you have to read this book.

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