Thursday, June 9, 2011

n+1: Beyond Orientalism

n+1: Beyond Orientalism: "The European desire to mimic Turkish social rituals fits none of our handy models of Christian and Muslim relations. It is instead part of a broad cultural moment when Europeans adopted Near Eastern and Asian customs, traveled to the Levant and to Asia, and developed the scholarly study of Near Eastern societies."

via Kenan Malik

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