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Orientalism and Self- Orientalism Paper
Journalism & Communication
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Name Institution Course Tutor Date Orientalism and Self-Orientalism The twenty-first century and the challenges of the new global economy re-introduce the long debate on the cultural on the “West” and the “Global South.” These debates include the way in which these two categories are constructed, their interactions and the cultural implications of their interaction, and the situation of the East West dynamics within the realms of colonialism and Western imperialism.
These western discourses often present cultural and ideological justification for colonization of the “Third World” countries and European imperialism. This paper presents a comprehensive examination of Orientalism, including its’ complex and multifaceted creature capable of evolving into other forms such as self-Orientalism, especially in media texts (Freire, 2000:145). The paper also presents several reasons why the self-Orientalism and Orientalism are not important anymore in the discussion of media from Global South by non-western organizations. Critics of the West argue that the region, through a Eurocentric viewpoint, has positioned itself at the centre of the world, exploiting other communities and countries through imposing cultural transformation and change either through Orientalist discourses parallel to imperialist objectives or colonialist movements. The West further fictionalizes the image of the “orient” in scientific terms by using social sciences such as philology, anthropology, and history, as well as launching propaganda that encompass cinema, painting, literature, and other art fields in effort to actualize this fiction. ...
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