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Postcolonial approach - Edward Said

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Postcolonial approach - Edward Said

Critical approaches

Definition

Orientalism is understood in three distinct ways :
- An academic label? - A style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between « the Orient » and (most of the time) « the Occident »? - A Western style for dominating, restructuring and having authority over the Orient?The orientalist discourse is thus a Western production that is projected upon the East.

The racial violence experienced by Fanon has two dimensions :

  • first a subject (Fanon) is perceived as an object : reification?
  • Second this object is externally characterized : essentialization?

Analysis of th

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