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eBook Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film ePub

by BERNSTEIN MATTHEW

  • ISBN: 1860643043
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  • Author: BERNSTEIN MATTHEW
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: IB Tauris (1997)
  • ePub book: 1740 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1939 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Visions of the East explores mass media biases and prejudices towards the Arab.

Visions of the East explores mass media biases and prejudices towards the Arab. Too often we don't realize the stereotypes being publicized are just that- stereotypes. 6 people found this helpful.

Visions of the East book. Some of the most popular and frequently discussed titles in movie history are imbued with orientalism, the politically-charged way in which western artists have represented gender, race, and ethnicity in the cultures of North Africa and Asia. This is the first anthology to address and highlight orientalism in film from pre-cine The Sheik.

When Marlow finally reaches the East in Youth: A Narrative (1898), he discovers that his knowledge of this region is false. Edward Said defines Orientalism as a discourse of Western power and domination over the Orient. Anticipating charm ("To Bankok ! Magic name, blessed name"), Marlow claims that he first sees the East proleptically as "a whispered promise of mysterious delight. He shows how Europe accumulated knowledge about Eastern peoples and cultures with the "intention to understand, in some cases to control, manipulate even incorporate what is a manifestly different (or alternative and novel) world" (13).

Format: Government Document Book. Rutgers University Press, c1997. Subjects: Exoticism in motion pictures.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online . Chapter Three: Near East and Middle East. Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present. Chapter Five: Southeast Asia. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. Avery, Kevin . and Peter L. Fodera.

Orientalism in Film The word orient comes from the Latin oriens which means the east. Edward Said in his book Orientalism referred to this notion as the symble of the Western power and patronage over the East. During the history Orient was the shifting term and it changed. Orientalism contrasted stranger or newcomers and natives and insiders not only geographically, but also religiously and culturally. According to Ella Shohat Orientalism is multivalued and continuous. At this point it is evident why complex approach is required for the study of orientalism, that separation of the East and the West civilizations and their simultaneous interaction are true on many levels.

Orientalism is a 1978 book by Edward W. Said, in which the author discusses Orientalism, defined as the West's patronizing representations of "The East"-the societies and peoples who inhabit the places of Asia, North Africa, and the M. . Said, in which the author discusses Orientalism, defined as the West's patronizing representations of "The East"-the societies and peoples who inhabit the places of Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. According to Said, orientalism (the Western scholarship about the Eastern World) is inextricably tied to the imperialist societies who produced it, which makes much Orientalist work inherently political and servile to power.

Bernstein, Matthew and Gaylyn Studlar, eds. Visions of the East: Orientalism in Film. Course Goals: Orientalism is a construct of western cultures that has shaped history for centuries and continues to this day. It is perhaps nowhere more evident than in cinema, which, beginning in the late 19th century, became the most pervasive art form ever created. Through film, ideas of other cultures could now quickly reach millions in an age of expanded imperialist ambitions and military power.

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Conjulhala Conjulhala
An excellent collection of historical appraisals of Orientalism in US cinema from the 20's on. Some essays, like much literary crit., are over-written, prolix I think is the word. No surprise. Entertaining and worth it.
Akinozuru Akinozuru
The paperback edition is a mediocre reprint, worse than a cheap photocopy; all illustrations are by far too dark, sometimes almost entirely black and desperately need some contrast - in most cases you can hardly tell whether they show a movie still or just a sausage. A heavily overpriced item! - The book was shipped in a simple paper envelope three times as large as the book, which was - not surprisingly - on all edges and corners heavily bumped.
Malodora Malodora
Visions of the East explores mass media biases and prejudices towards the Arab. It's an easy, interesting read; it focuses on examples and backrounds as a means of illustrating the inherant reacism ("Arabism") in popular culture. Too often we don't realize the stereotypes being publicized are just that- stereotypes. Visions of the East reminds the reader to look deeper, to examine material before absorbing it. An excellent book for better understanding the rampant Eurocentrism in media and film and the reasons behind it.