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Occidentalism : Images of the West - James G. Carrier


Images of the West

By: James G. Carrier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th April 1995
ISBN: 9780198279792
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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`James Carrier has inspired and put together a remarkably perceptive set of papers on a theme that he himself first explored in a paper published in AE in 1992 ... this volume convincingly shows the continual importance of rethinking our categories of analysis in anthropology and refashioning ethnography from such rethinkings.' American Ethnologist `This volume usefully explores the mirror-image of the orientalism criticised by Edward Said.' Peter Pels, University of Amsterdam, Social Anthropology, Vol 5, No.1 - 1997

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 29
Acknowledgementsp. 29
Notesp. 30
Cargoism and Occidentalismp. 33
Referencesp. 57
The Kabyle and the French: Occidentalism in Bourdieu's Theory of Practicep. 61
Notesp. 81
Acknowledgementsp. 81
Notesp. 82
Maussian Occidentalism: Gift and Commodity Systemsp. 85
Notesp. 103
Acknowledgementsp. 103
Referencesp. 104
Occidentalism as a Cottage Industry: Representing the Autochthonous 'Other' in British and Irish Rural Studiesp. 109
Notesp. 128
Notesp. 130
Imaging the Other in Japanese Advertising Campaignsp. 135
Acknowledgementsp. 157
Acknowledgementsp. 158
Acknowledgementsp. 158
Duelling Currencies in East New Britain: The Construction of Shell Money as National Cultural Propertyp. 161
Acknowledgementsp. 182
Acknowledgementsp. 183
Referencesp. 187
The Colonial, the Imperial, and the Creation of the 'European' in Southern Africap. 192
Notesp. 214
Notesp. 215
Hellenism and Occidentalism: The Permutations of Performance in Greek Bourgeois Identityp. 218
Notesp. 230
Notesp. 232
Occidentalism in the East: The Uses of the West in the Politics and Anthropology of South Asiap. 234
Notesp. 254
Notesp. 255
Notes on Contributorsp. 258
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780198279792
ISBN-10: 0198279795
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 13th April 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.77  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.39

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