Stock Image

Culture and Imperialism

Said, Edward W.

3,883 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0701138084 / ISBN 13: 9780701138080
Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1993
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
From Booked (Auckland, ., New Zealand)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 27, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 13.15 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 17.00 From New Zealand to U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

pp 444 includes index. Light edgewear, exterior & extreme page edges yellowed; some discolouration (splotching) to eps. Otherwise clean & tight. '.a passionate and profound investigation of the relationship between culture and imperialism from the nineteenth century to the present.'. Bookseller Inventory # 1007376

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Culture and Imperialism

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Following his profoundly influential study, "Orientalism", Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, "Culture and Imperialism" is a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

Review:

Edward Said makes one of the strongest cases ever for the aphorism, "the pen is mightier than the sword." This is a brilliant work of literary criticism that essentially becomes political science. Culture and Imperialism demonstrates that Western imperialism's most effective tools for dominating other cultures have been literary in nature as much as political and economic. He traces the themes of 19th- and 20th-century Western fiction and contemporary mass media as weapons of conquest and also brilliantly analyzes the rise of oppositional indigenous voices in the literatures of the "colonies." Said would argue that it's no mere coincidence that it was a Victorian Englishman, Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton, who coined the phrase "the pen is mightier . . ." Very highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand how cultures are dominated by words, as well as how cultures can be liberated by resuscitating old voices or creating new voices for new times.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

OUT OF PRINT SCARCE / RARE BOOKS, MOSTLY NON FICTION, COVERING ALL SUBJECT AREAS, PARTICULARLY OCEANIA (NEWZEALAND/MAORI, PACIFIC/POLYNESIA,ASIA. SOME CONTEMPORARY TITLES. wANT LISTS WELCOMED.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We take PAYPAL.Direct deposit (domestic/New Zealand customers) Money-back guarantee, inclusive of costs, upon return of a book which the customer feels has been inaccurately described. Scanned image available. *Cost of p&p is individual & will be notified by our email at point of sale.Jacqueline O'Connor, 629 New North Road, Kingsland,1021, Auckland, New Zealand. booked@xtra.co.nz


Shipping Terms:

Shipping rates estimated by Abebooks using their matrix may be inaccurate- either higher or lower than cost. Variations will be advised by seller at point of sale. Thankyou. Telephone:- (64)(09)8464863 or 022 0240687 ; booked@xtra.co.nz

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment) Cash PayPal