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Romantic Orientalism was fascinated by the color and excitement of a powerful culture, and nearly always approached its subject with love.
Kage Baker

Meaning of "Orientalism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORIENTALISM

Orientalism  [ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORIENTALISM

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preposition
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Orientalism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORIENTALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Orientalism

Orientalism

Orientalism is a term used by art historians and literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern and East Asian cultures by writers, designers and artists from the West. In particular, Orientalist painting, depicting more specifically "the Middle East", was one of the many specialisms of 19th-century Academic art, and the literatures of Western countries took a similar interest in Oriental themes. Since the publication of Edward Said's Orientalism in 1978, much academic discourse has begun to use the term "Orientalism" to refer to a general patronizing Western attitude towards Middle Eastern, Asian and North African societies. In Said's analysis, the West essentializes these societies as static and undeveloped—thereby fabricating a view of Oriental culture that can be studied, depicted, and reproduced. Implicit in this fabrication, writes Said, is the idea that Western society is developed, rational, flexible, and superior.

Definition of Orientalism in the English dictionary

The definition of Orientalism in the dictionary is knowledge of or devotion to the Orient. Other definition of Orientalism is an Oriental quality, style, or trait.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORIENTALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORIENTALISM

Oriental almandine
Oriental emerald
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oriental rug
oriental topaz
Orientalisation
Orientalise
Orientalist
Orientalistic
orientality
Orientalization
Orientalize

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORIENTALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of Orientalism in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Orientalism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORIENTALISM

Find out the translation of Orientalism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Orientalism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Orientalism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

东方
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Orientalismo
570 millions of speakers

English

Orientalism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओरिएंटलिज्म
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الاستشراق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ориентализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Orientalismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাচ্য নীতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

orientalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orientalisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orientalismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オリエンタリズム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오리엔탈리즘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orientalisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đông phương học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓரியண்டலிஸம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राचिर्यता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğubilimi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orientalismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Orientalizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орієнталізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orientalism
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Οριενταλισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oriëntalisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Orientalism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

orientalisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Orientalism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIENTALISM»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Orientalism

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QUOTES WITH «ORIENTALISM»

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Kage Baker
Romantic Orientalism was fascinated by the color and excitement of a powerful culture, and nearly always approached its subject with love.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORIENTALISM»

Discover the use of Orientalism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Orientalism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Orientalism
Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies.
Edward W. Said, 2006
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Orientalism
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.
Edward W. Said, 1979
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Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient
Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies.
Edward W Said, 2001
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Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art during the first quarter of 1995.
Richard Harrison Martin, Harold Koda, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), 1994
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Orientalism: History, Theory and the Arts
This work offers a re-evaluation of this vast literature of Orientalism by a historian of imperalism, giving it a historical perspective
John MacKenzie, 1995
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Orientalism
Readers interested in looking more deeply into the question of orientalism might start by reading Anour Abdel'Malek, 'Orientalism in Crisis' (1963), A.L. Tibawi, ' English'speaking Orientalists' (1964 and 1979), Edward Said, Orientalism (1978)  ...
Alexander Lyon Macfie, 2014
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Orientalism
This book provides a highly original historical perspective and shows how orientalism was reworked and reinvested during the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, colonialism and under the impact of modernity.
Sardar, Ziauddin, 1999
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Post-Orientalism: Knowledge and Power in Time of Terror
This book is a sustained record of Hamid Dabashi's reflections over many years on the question of authority and the power to represent.
Hamid Dabashi, 2011
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Orientalism and the Jews
A fascinating analysis of how Jews fit into scholarly debates about Orientalism.
Ivan Davidson Kalmar, Derek Jonathan Penslar, 2005
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Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity and Representation
It is this different, and often less degrading, gaze on the Orientalized `Other' that is analysed in this book.
Reina Lewis, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORIENTALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Orientalism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Neo-Orientalist Islamophobia Is Maligning the Reputation of the …
Both neo-Orientalism and Islamophobia, though recognizing the archetypal status of the prophet, target one and all in their relentless assaults ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
These Are the 2 Women Killed in the Lafayette 'Trainwreck' Shooting
It dawned on her recently she may be the subject of Chapter Four of Edward Said's "Orientalism." Follow @natashanoman. Image Credit: ... «Mic, Jul 15»
3
Are "Kimono Wednesdays" Insensitive or Harmless Fun?
In particular, they argued that the event played into a historical ideology of orientalism which paints Asian cultures as exotic, sexual and other. «Care2.com, Jul 15»
4
There May Never Be a Good Dating App for Lesbians — Here's Why
It dawned on her recently she may be the subject of Chapter Four of Edward Said's "Orientalism." Follow @natashanoman. Image Credit: Flickr ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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A Viral Video of a Texas Police Officer Using a Taser on a Black Man …
It dawned on her recently she may be the subject of Chapter Four of Edward Said's "Orientalism." Follow @natashanoman. Image Credit: Getty ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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A Former Officer Is Organizing a Blackface Fundraiser for Police …
It dawned on her recently she may be the subject of Chapter Four of Edward Said's "Orientalism." Follow @natashanoman. Image Credit: Getty ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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The Terror of Modi: an Interview With Arun Ferreira
To be clear, I am quite conscientious of Orientalism as a type of racism and bigotry towards Indians and members of the Hindu faith. But what ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
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This amazing viral dance video is also super ignorant
In May, the blog Ube Empress offered great explanation of Orientalism and the appropriation of Asian cultures in music that should help. «Vox, Jul 15»
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A Black Man Was Shot in the Head by a White Campus Police …
It dawned on her recently she may be the subject of Chapter Four of Edward Said's "Orientalism." Follow @natashanoman. Image Credit: ... «Mic, Jul 15»
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Another teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse of male student
The fact that she's Asian should add a nice, offensive layer of Orientalism as well. ADVERTISING. [ABC 7]. Around the Web. 6 Creepy Things ... «Death and Taxes, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Orientalism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/orientalism>. Nov 2019 ».
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