The Idea of Orientalism Portrayed in James Cameron’s Avatar
In brief, this study discusses about the representation of orientalism idea which is portrayed in the film Avatar. The film tells about the conflict between human and native people in Planet Pandora, where human exploits the land and oppresses the native. This study explores in what way the idea of orientalism is represented and how both narrative and non-narrative aspects of the film helped in delivering that representation…
Timothy Mitchell – Orientalism and the Exhibitionary Order (1989)
It is no longer unusual to suggeste that the construction of the colonial order is related to the eloboration of modern forms of representation and knowledge
( This has been examined by critique of Orientalism
Best known analysis on Orientalism: Edward Said
Orientalist world is defined by:
1. It is understood as the product of unchanging racial / cultural essences/ characteristics
2. These characteristics are always the…
* And this categorization happens on the basis of physical characteristics.
* Highlighting that this is a process that is created through social interaction. It is not natural.
* Racism exists when these physical differences are the basis for social ordering.
Over time, there was an emergence of hierarchal systems based on either ethnicity or race based on who had the more desirable characteristics than the others.
* Decided by the dominant group
* The belief that…
research about the Japan's postwar economic reconstruction, in which the role of the state was crucial in the improvement of industry emerged during the 1980s. Immediately after this initial research a huge number researchers described in detail the characteristics of the state led economic development in the Asian countries. The different experiences between states in Asia were examined and also the dynamism that characterized Asia during the postwar economical miracle. The studies also tried to explain…
especially offensive; the Indian chief and his people look like caricatures and are poorly spoken and idiotic.” Hecht also discusses the minority characters, in that there were fears that, “Native Americans would be given stereotypical features and characteristics, such as a bulbous nose, loin clothes worn by overweight Indians, and war whooping with tomahawks. Many of these stereotypes eventually did appear in the film.”9 The Native American Indians in Peter Pan are often referred to as the Red Man, who…
back to 5th Century Athens and their perceptions of women. During this time period the Greeks pit their own bourgeoisie ideal of femininity against their counterparts in "barbaric societies" (Nyquist 89). This barbarism was also associated with Orientalisms and therefore Egypt was considered barbaric. The barbarians and the Greeks were considered to be complete opposites and this could be seen in many ways. The barbarians ruled with a system of "monarchy" or "tyranny" and the Greeks were run by a…
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Peter Hulme & Tim Youngs (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2002.
Ian Jack, (ed.) in The Granta Book of Travel, London: Granta, 1998.
Edward Said, Orientalism (1978), London: Penguin, 1995.
‘Writing that purports to be about other places is more often about the self than the other.’ To what
extent does your reading of the work of at least two authors incline you to agree?…
-Tribal factions are vying for power, questions arise over whether the Caliphate should be secular or religious. The opposition of the Umayyad state were often religious “pious opposition” who criticized their faith aspects/characteristics
-felt they had turned away from the faith.
-Charging interest on loans. This was written against in the Qur’an. Usury was forbidden to the Umma.
-Uthman would expel Christian tribes for Usury though some scholars question whether this…
find it "natural." The power of dominant groups may be integrated in laws, rules, norms, habits, and even a quite general consensus, and thus take the form of what Gramsci called "hegemony" (Gramsci 1971). Class domination, sexism, and racism are characteristic examples of such hegemony. Note also that power is not always exercised in obviously abusive acts of dominant group members, but may be enacted in the myriad of taken-for-granted actions of everyday life, as is typically the case in the many forms…
forces, such as Satan or demons. Crime was thought to be the result of supernatural forces, and brutal methods, including torture, were used to discover and punish those who were possessed or had surrendered to the devil
Characteristic of the Enlightenment and popular from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. Argues that crime was the result of natural, observable, or "worldly" forces, such as the absence of swift, certain, and effective punishments. All people were more or less…