Occidentalism

Occidentalism❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Occidentalism Author James G. Carrier – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This work is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non Western cultures by showing how Western images shaped the Occidental This work is an investigation of images of Western cultural identity Said's Orientalism revolutionized Western understanding of non Western cultures by showing how Western images shaped the Occidental view of the Orient but those who follow Said have not until now reflected that understanding back onto Western societies This volume shows how images of the West shape people's conceptions of themselves and others and how these images are in turn shaped by members of Western and non Western societies alike The contributors describe and explicate these images from a variety of areas from Western academic writing to popular culture from societies within and outside the West to show how power and conflict shape such conceptions It will be of great interest to scholars of anthropology and sociology cultural studies and human geography. Editor Carrier and publisher OUP were amongst the earliest to recognise the possibilities of capitalising on a mirror image of a uestionable understanding of Said's Orientalism Several substantial and contentious volumes have followed and 'Oxidentalism' is and Carrier has helped make become a useful concept Anyone who hasn't already read Orientalism might be surprised by some of the insights of the essays I read the third chapter Maussian Occidentalism Gift and Commodity Systems by Carrier to write up my essay on gifts and commodities Even back then reading this book for a dry unfamiliar and heavily theory loaded topic I was amazed by the breadth and diversity of examples from which these chapters draw I went on to explore the interesting examples of Japanese commodities Creighton 1994 mentioned in Chapter 3 as well as reading two further chapters in this book the Introduction by Carrier and the fifth chapter Imaging the Other in Japanese Advertising Campaigns by CreightonThe fifth chapter is especially intriguing as it combines the two favourite themes of mine cultural studies and the creative industries A chapter for academic purposes it doesn't satiate any fervent lover of cultural analysis but rather guide him or her towards Will definitely read it again

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Occidentalism
  • James G. Carrier
  • English
  • 14 July 2014
  • 9780198279792