8 Jun 2014

Edward Saïd’s Orientalism

From The Sunday Feature, 7:00 pm on 8 June 2014
The cover of the book Orientalism (1978) is a detail from the 19th-century Orientalist painting The Snake Charmer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme

The cover of the book Orientalism (1978) is a detail from the 19th-century Orientalist painting The Snake Charmer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme Photo: Jean-Léon Gérôme, Public Domain

East, West: Cultural Counterpoints - Programme 2: Edward Saïd (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American scholar and public intellectual. Dr Vijay Devadas look at one of his most influential books 'Orientalism' (RNZ)