The Dual Legacy of Orientalism

Vivek Chibber

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    In this chapter I will suggest that whatever his own commitments, Orientalism prefigured, and hence encouraged, some of the central dogmas of postcolonial studies - indeed, the very ones that cannot withstand scrutiny. And despite its very many strengths, its legacy is therefore a dual one - propelling the critique of imperialism into the very heart of the mainstream, on the one hand, and giving strength to intellectual fashions that have undermined the possibility of that very critique, on the other.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAfter Said
    Subtitle of host publicationPostcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781108554251
    ISBN (Print)9781108429177
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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