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The Resource Occidentalism : the West in the eyes of its enemies, Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit

Occidentalism : the West in the eyes of its enemies, Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit

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Occidentalism : the West in the eyes of its enemies
Title
Occidentalism
Title remainder
the West in the eyes of its enemies
Statement of responsibility
Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit
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Language
eng
Summary
"Twenty-five years after Edward Said's Orientalism, a whole field of study has developed to analyze and interpret the denigrating fantasies of the exotic "East" that sustained the colonial mind. But what about the fantasies of "the West" in the eyes of our self-proclaimed enemies? Those remain largely unexamined and, as Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit argue, woefully misunderstood." "This investigation into the dreams and stereotypes of the Western world that fuel hatred in the hearts of Al Qaeda and its ilk argues that the origins of those dreams lie in the West itself. The anti-Western virus has found a ready host in the Islamic world for a number of reasons, but it is not native there. The West that these jihadis imagine themselves fighting is the same menace that has haunted the thoughts of revolutionary groups since the early nineteenth century. Occidentalism identifies its main oppositions - the timid, soft bourgeois versus the heroic revolutionary; the machine society versus the organically knit one of "blood and soil"; the sterile Western mind, all reason and no soul, versus the "inner life" of the spirit - and provides a new conceptual framework for understanding them, as we must to face the world's most pressing issues."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buruma, Ian
Dewey number
303.482/172401821
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.B875 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Margalit, Avishai
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Developing countries
Label
Occidentalism : the West in the eyes of its enemies, Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • War against the west
  • The Occidental city
  • Heroes and merchants
  • Mind of the West
  • The Wrath of God
  • Seeds of revolution
Control code
ocm53013459
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9781594200083
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003062374
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 319884
  • (OCoLC)53013459
Label
Occidentalism : the West in the eyes of its enemies, Ian Buruma, Avishai Margalit
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • War against the west
  • The Occidental city
  • Heroes and merchants
  • Mind of the West
  • The Wrath of God
  • Seeds of revolution
Control code
ocm53013459
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9781594200083
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003062374
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 319884
  • (OCoLC)53013459

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