Orientalism

“Refers to the way in which ‘The Orient’ was and is constructed by the West as a means to claim authority and exercise control over Eastern cultures. The Orient is not a fact, or a specific geographical place; rather it is the complex layers of knowledge and mythology that have been constructed around Western ideas about the non-West.” (O’Brien and Szeman, Popular Culture: A User’s Guide, p. 317.)

 

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