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Orientalism by Edward Said
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Apr 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: academic, contemporary-classic, history, non-fiction, philosophy, politics, open-uni-reading, read-in-2012
Read in June, 2012

Such a fascinating and in depth book about the West's cultural depictions of the East and its need to dominate/control it (a gross simplification but you get the general idea). It's a very weighty and dense book that needs a lot of dedication to get through, but it's certainly worth the challenge for the knowledge you're rewarded with.
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