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Literature on the life of an egyptian in modern europe

1. Introduction “[I am] like hundreds of thousands of others: people with an Arab or a Muslim background doing daily double-takes when faced with their reflection in a western mirror.” (Soueif 2004) Born in Egypt, as the child of two Arab university professors, Ahdaf Soueif is an author who fuses elements from an English education […]

Pages: 94 Words: 28098 Topics: Colonialism, Gender Roles, Novel, Orientalism, Patriarchy, Postcolonialism

Imagined Community, Orientalism

Imagined community, Orientalism and Moral Panic Concepts, underlying Post-9/11 US Presidential Speeches Introduction George W. Bush’s administration and American mass media mounted a sustained project in post-9/11 era to ‘save’ US intact identity and delegitimize critical thoughts about Middle East, Islam and Arabs. This project was implemented by inducing a picture of ‘Self’ or ‘White’ […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2077 Topics: Community, Identity, Nation, Orientalism, Terrorism, United States, War, War On Terror
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Orientalism in American Pop Culture

In today’s American technological society, the power of media has a profound impact on shaping the way the public view and/or develop personal opinions about certain topics. By using popular culture as a tool to spread news and information to the public, the power of media has created depictions, whether it be accurate or not, […]

Pages: 3 Words: 843 Topics: Critical Theory, Mass Media, Orientalism, Pop Culture

The metamorphosis of China from exotic to global contender

China’s image as a whole has transitioned from a place of exoticism to being a global contender. From cinema to even literature China’s image was slowly molded into an exotic object built on oriental ideals. It was looked upon with wonder and desire for something different, and not so western. However, China has managed to […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2497 Topics: China, Ideology, Metamorphosis, Nationalism, Odyssey, Orientalism, Postcolonialism