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Michael Kemper

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157006010X544278 Die Welt des Islams 50 (2010) 435-476 Red Orientalism: Mikhail Pavlovich and Marxist Oriental Studies in Early Soviet Russia Michael Kemper Amsterdam Abstract Marxist Oriental Studies in early Soviet Russia emerged in opposition

Wael B. Hallaq

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156851910X543183 Islamic Law and Society 18 (2011) 387-439 Islamic Law and Society On Orientalism, Self-Consciousness and History * Wael B. Hallaq Abstract In engaging with my work on the early formation of Islamic law, David

Harriet Zurndorfer

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 51 (2008) 2-30 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852008X287530 Th e Orientation of JESHO ’s Orient and the Problem of ‘Orientalism’: Some Reflections on the Occasion of JESHO ’s Fiftieth Anniversary 1

Dietmar Müller

East Central Europe 36 (2009) 63–99 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187633009X411485 1) For the vast body of citizenship literature and a more detailed account of much of the addressed issues, see Müller 2005a. Orientalism and Nation: Jews and Muslims as Alterity

Lhoussain Simour

Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco Abstract Foregrounding Orientalism as a system of thought that has produced constructed images and disfi gured discourses about Europe’s Other, this paper is primarily concerned with the practice of delineating landscape and manipulating the space of Fez

John Whale

DE QUINCEY, LANDSCAPE, AND SPIRITUAL HISTORY John Whale Abstract De Quincey’s writings contain ‘reveries’ that extend a Wordsworthian response to landscape and combine a sense of the inŽ nite with a recognition of earthly labours. In the context of his troubled orientalism—in his articles

Jacques van der Vliet

remarkable degree by western Orientalism, and that its main historical tenets, such as the Copts’ indebtedness to pre-Christian, Pharaonic culture or their anti-Greek nationalism, can no longer be maintained. Keywords Egypt; Copts; Christian-Muslim relations; Egyptian nationalism; Pharaonism; Orientalism. Ce

Sarah Khan and Mahmoud Eid

, drawing on Luhmann’s (1987) theory on representation of society, Millar’s (1793) observations about women in society, Hall’s (1997) Other, Said’s (1978) Orientalism, Kristeva’s (1991) theories on foreigners, and Bhabha’s (1994) Th ird Space. Findings demonstrate that Muslim women on CBC are not oppressed

After Orientalism

Critical Entanglements, Productive Looks


Edited by Inge E. Boer

How does Edward Said’s Orientalism speak to us today? What relevance did and does it have politically and intellectually? How and in what modes does Orientalism engage with new, intersecting fields of inquiry? At the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Orientalism these questions shape the essays collected in the present volume. The “after” of the title does not only guide the contributions in a look on past discussions, but specifically points at future research as well. Orientalism’s critical entanglements are thus connected to productive looks; these productive looks make us read differently, but only after we recognize our struggle with the dominant notions that we live by, that divide and unite us. More specifically, this volume addresses three fields of research enabling productive looks: visual culture; the body, sexuality and the performative; and national identities, modernity and gender. All articles, weaving delicate, new analytical and theoretical textures, maintain vital links with at least two of the fields mentioned. Orientalism’s role as a cultural catalyst is gauged in the analysis of materials such as Iranian film, 16th and 17th century Venetian representations of “the Turk,” Barthes’ take on Japanese culture, modern Arab travel narratives, Palestinian popular culture, photography on and of the Maghreb, Japanese queer and gay culture, the 19th century Illustrated London News, theories on migration and exile, postcolonial cinema, and Hanan al-Shaykh’s and Mai Ghoussoub’s writing on civil war in Lebanon. Authors include: Karina Eileraas, Belgin Turan Özkaya, Joshua Paul Dale, John Potvin, Mark McLelland, Tina Sherwell, Nasrin Rahimieh, Stephen Morton, Anastasia Vallasopoulos, Suha Kudsieh and Kate McInturff.

Oriental Prospects

Western Literature and the Lure of the East

Edited by C.C. Barfoot and Theo D'haen

A great deal of stimulating and valuable discussion (as well as some indignation and hot air) has been stimulated by Edward Said, whose provocative study of Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient appeared twenty years ago. This present book will, we believe, be recognized as a worthy addition to the many attempts that have since been made to sift the intrinsic and ingrained attitudes of West to East. The fifteen articles in Oriental Prospects: Western Literature and the Lure of the East cover literature from the Renaissance through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the modern period, some in pragmatic accounts of responses to and uses of experiences of the Orient and its cultural attitudes and artefacts, others contending more theoretically with issues that Edward Said has raised. Despite all the misunderstanding, prejudice and propaganda in the scholarly and literary depiction of the Orient still today as in the past, what emerges from this wide-range of articles is that no species of literary text or academic study can appear without risking the accusation of escapist exoticism or cultural and economic exploitation; and thus regrettably masking the essential and vital significance of the political and the real and imaginative trading between East and West.