Example sentences for: orientalism

How can you use “orientalism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Several generations of graduate students in a number of disciplines know him as the author of Orientalism . The 30,000 literary scholars who make up the membership of the Modern Language Association--minus one who resigned in protest earlier this year over Said's election--know him as Mr. President.

  • In the New York Review of Books , for example, the Princeton historian Bernard Lewis, one of the chief modern villains of Orientalism , decried Said's inflammatory tone and questioned his knowledge of history, philology, and Arabic.

  • Orientalism and its even more ambitious sequel Culture and Imperialism are works of passionate, almost agonized ambivalence.

  • But the most sustained assault on Orientalism 's premises, and on its prestige, came from the left.

  • And Orientalism , with its harsh critiques of European philology and American social science, contributed to an epistemological shift in the American academy: Traditional disciplines were no longer to be taken for granted as the vehicles of objective knowledge but themselves became the objects of ideological analysis.


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