publication . Article . 2006

Cultural Imperialism of the West in the Work of Edward W. Said

Ranka Jeknić;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2006 Journal: Migracijske i Etniĉke Teme (issn: 1333-2546, eissn: 1848-9184, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
Abstract
This article presents the main ideas and views of Edward W. Said on the relationship between culture and imperialism, and also on the link between Western culture and the formation of imperialism. Hence, special attention is given to Said’s interpretation of novels as constructions of the geopolitical reality: i.e. the characteristics of “imperialism” are examined as found in such English and French writers as Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad and Albert Camus, illustrating the way how novels as an aesthetic form participated in the “cultural construction” of colonialism. In the next part of the discussion, the paper presents another main topic of Edwa...
Subjects
free text keywords: Edward W. Said, culture, imperialism, colonialism, “orientalism”, “covering Islam”, Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration, JV1-9480
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