Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Celebrating' Orientalism

Edward Said's controversial career as an Islamo-Arab scholar included his derisive analyses of "Orientalism" - basically his attack on Middle east scholars who didn't take a "post-colonial" view of the Middle East and the world in general. The problem remains Said's premise has been proven spectacularly wrong, and part of the reason why is the refusal to understand the dynamic of honor and shame in Islamo-Arab cultures and how it affects their religiousity.

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