Orientalism and Nature

Edward Said (1978) described orientalism as “ultimately a political vision of reality” that, by emphasising difference between peoples, aimed to establish and separate “the familiar…”us”…and the strange…”them””(43). This separation and distinction of the ‘other’ was paramount to establishing a sense of superior colonial identity; identity being formed (from a post-structuralist viewpoint) by the distinction and then rejection of […]

via Cultivating Orientalism: The use of nature in establishing colonial Identity  — Nature and Empire

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