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latenlazy

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Nope, never heard of him/it (if that's the title of the book). Like I said, I detest politics nowadays, so I try to distance myself from it as much as possible. As such, if it's a politically-oriented book, I'm unlikely to have read it.
Nah it's academic lit. The guy who wrote the critical theory book on Orientalism. Though I guess maybe that can qualify as political.
 

drowingfish

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Nope, never heard of him/it (if that's the title of the book). Like I said, I detest politics nowadays, so I try to distance myself from it as much as possible. As such, if it's a politically-oriented book, I'm unlikely to have read it.
he pioneered the idea of orientalism, which argues essentially what you were saying in your previous post, a proclivity of describing people of non-european background as "other".
 

latenlazy

Brigadier
Ah, I see. To be honest, while I'm of course familiar with it as a concept, I can't claim to be well read on any major specifics or critiques. Any of the positions I've echoed from those books are most likely just due to them being primarily a matter of common sense (which I find is what most aspects of this subject field boil down to). I'll see about giving it a read, I appreciate the reccomendation.
Common sense for people who are good at independent self formulated critical perspectives of their own social, cultural, and political context. Not so much for those who don't have that mode of thinking though. But Said is one of those essential reads if you're doing a Liberal Arts degree.
 

broadsword

Colonel
What privileges are required in order to create a thread on the Military History section? I'd like to make a Korean War Historical thread similar to the WWII one however it is restricted. Thank you

Post here
 

broadsword

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Bro but it says not open for further replies

This one
 

PLAEnthusiast.

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This one
OK thank you!
 

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