Orientalism and Feminism


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Orientalism and Feminism
In “Orientalism Reconsidered” Edward Said highlights structural analogies between Orientalism and the operation of male gender dominance or patriarchy in Euro-American societies. In drawing this analogy, Said suggests that the work of some feminists could be models for anti-Orientalist critique. This essay will explore the implications of Said’s suggestion with reference to how feminist analyses of gender systems can illuminate the workings of imperialism even in the modern postcolonial context. The thesis will be argued, with reference to critical analysis of the intersection of Orientalism and feminism and, in particular, the controversial concept of “feminist Orientalism,” that considerable care is necessary to...
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