Feminist Discourse in Edward Said’s "Orientalism" One of the most intriguing subtexts of Edward Said’s Orientalism concerns the Western representation of the Orient as “feminine”. In “Orientalism Reconsidered,” in the course of reflecting upon a number of aspects of his original work, Said suggested that this aspect of Orientalism suggests that parallels may be found between anti-Orientalist discourse and feminist discourse. This paper will expand upon Said’s suggestion in this regard, and assess how a feminist analysis of gender systems may illuminate aspects of Orientalist discourse. It will be argued that while western feminism may serve to complement anti-Orientalist practice in numerous ways, many feminists have argued that to employ...The end:
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