(Neo) Orientalism and the racialization of the Muslim body (Critiques of…
(Neo) Orientalism and the racialization of the Muslim body
Essentialist ideas about 'the East'
Dichotomy between 'West' and 'East'
Power to construct the object (on the part of the subject
To produce a regime of truth about the Other
'Establish an identity and power of the subject that can then speak about the Other (Yegenoglu, p. 90)
Manifest and Latent Orientalism
Linked to Imperialist and colonial aims
The idea of Power (good quote)
Key dogmas about Orientalism
3 definitions of Orientalism
Emerging from Foucaul's idea of discourse and power
Critiques of Orientalism
Uses large brush (too much breadth?)
Only French and British Orientalism (not German or others)
Results in essentialism of the West
Too politically motivated -- too 'angry'
Lacks historical precision, comprehensiveness and stability
"Said becomes an Orientalist" (Richardson, p. 211)
Orientalism in reverse '' THe Arab mind"
Does not allow for possibility of change
Not reflective of class analysis
Lack of attention to gender
'Cultural' responses -- Lewis in particular