Reassessing orientalism : interlocking orientologies during the Cold War
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Reassessing orientalism : interlocking orientologies during the Cold War / edited by Michael Kemper and Artemy M. Kalinovsky.
|Other authors:||Kemper, Michael, (Editor)Kalinovsky, Artemy M., (Editor)|
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"Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues that the diffusion of interpretations in orientalism was not uni-directional, and that the different orientologies, Western, Soviet and Oriental, did not develop in isolation from each other and were interlocked in such a way that a change in any one of them affected the others; and that those being orientalised were active, not passive, players in shaping how views of themselves developed"--
|Other authors:||Kemper, Michael, (Editor), Kalinovsky, Artemy M., (Editor)|
London ; New York :
Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe ;
Includes bibliographical references and index.