Magasin > Orientalism/Saidism (Nummer 6, 2007)


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Tendentious Theory Blocks our View

When Said's disciples analyse Oriental pictorial art, they fall back on completely arbitrary interpretations. Far too little emphasis is placed on what the world the paintings depict actually looked like.

Said Falsifies the Past

Edward Said's influential work Orientalism is characterised by a falsification of history and academic snobbery. By his groundless criticism of serious art and research into the past Said disregarded racism against Arabs and Muslims in popular culture.

The Orient Reclaimed

SWEDISH ORIENTIALISM | Edward Said's absurd argument that orientalists were merely the product of imperialism is most powerfully refuted by the Swedish tradition of scholars and adventurers who had a real passion for Muslim culture but played no political role in the Orient.

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