[PDF / Epub] ✍ Occidentalism: Images of the West ☁ James G. Carrier – Submitalink.info

[PDF / Epub] ✍ Occidentalism: Images of the West ☁ James G. Carrier – Submitalink.info This Work Is An Investigation Of Images Of Western Cultural Identity Said S Orientalism Revolutionized Western Understanding Of Non Western Cultures By Showing How Western Images Shaped The Occidental View Of The Orient, But Those Who Follow Said Have Not Until Now Reflected That Understanding Back Onto Western Societies This Volume Shows How Images Of The West Shape People S Conceptions Of Themselves And Others, And How These Images Are In Turn Shaped By Members Of Western And Non Western Societies Alike The Contributors Describe And Explicate These Images From A Variety Of Areas, From Western Academic Writing To Popular Culture, From Societies Within And Outside The West, To Show How Power And Conflict Shape Such Conceptions It Will Be Of Great Interest To Scholars Of Anthropology And Sociology, Cultural Studies, And Human Geography Editor Carrier and publisher OUP were amongst the earliest to recognise the possibilities of capitalising on a mirror image of a questionable understanding of Said s Orientalism Severalsubstantial andcontentious volumes have followed, and Oxidentalism is and Carrier has helped make become a useful concept Anyone who hasn t already read Orientalism might be surprised by some of the insights of the essays. I read the third chapter, Maussian Occidentalism Gift and Commodity Systems by Carrier, to write up my essay on gifts and commodities Even back then reading this book for a dry, unfamiliar and heavily theory loaded topic I was amazed by the breadth and diversity of examples from which these chapters draw I went on to explore the interesting examples of Japanese commodities Creighton 1994 mentioned in Chapter 3, as well as reading two further chapters in this book the Introduction by Ca I read the third chapter, Maussian Occidentalism Gift and Commodity Systems by Carrier, to write up my essay on gifts and commodities Even back then reading this book for a dry, unfamiliar and heavily theory loaded topic I was amazed by the breadth and diversity of examples from which these chapters draw I went on to explore the interesting examples of Japanese commodities Creighton 1994 mentioned in Chapter 3, as well as reading two further chapters in this book the Introduction by Carrier and the fifth chapter, Imaging the Other in Japanese Advertising Campaigns by Creighton.The fifth chapter is especially intriguing as it combines the two favourite themes of mine cultural studies and the creative industries A chapter for academic purposes, it doesn t satiate any fervent lover of cultural analysis but rather, guide him or her towardsWill definitely read it again

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