Articles tagged orientalism

Enjoy Orientalism-Lite with ‘Stranger Magic’

Stranger Magic is an exhaustive compendium of the various tales in the Arabian Nights collection, as well as a robust and energetic investigation into how these stories of “Oriental” myth and folklore have seeped into the European imagination from the 18th century onward.

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One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller

The writers' reflections on Japanese identity are never undertaken in isolation from the world -- they are informed by a strong awareness of the world beyond their islands.

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20 May 2008 // 9:59 PM

Defending the West by Ibn Warraq

Warraq’s fascinating book doesn’t defeat Orientalism, but simply reduces the scope of its accuracy and applicability.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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