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    Deploying Orientalism in culture and history: from Germany to Central and Eastern Europe

    Hodkinson, J. and Walker, John and Mazumdar, S. and Feichtinger, J., eds. (2013) Deploying Orientalism in culture and history: from Germany to Central and Eastern Europe. Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture. New York, U.S.: Camden House. ISBN 9781571135759.

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    Book synopsis: The concept and study of orientalism in Western culture gained a changed understanding from Edward Said's now iconic 1978 book Orientalism. Especially in Germany, however, recent debate has moved beyond Said's definition of the phenomenon, highlighting the multiple forms of orientalism within the "West," the manifold presence of the "East" in the Western world, indeed the epistemological fragility of the ideas of "Occident" and "Orient" as such. This volume focuses on the deployment -- here the cultural, philosophical, political, and scholarly uses -- of "orientalism" in the German-speaking and Central and Eastern European worlds from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Its interdisciplinary approach combines distinguished contributions by Indian scholars, who approach the topic of orientalism through the prism of German studies as practiced in Asia, with representative chapters by senior German, Austrian, and English-speaking scholars working at the intersection of German and oriental studies.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > Cultures and Languages (to 2020)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 11:52
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 10:54


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