Imagining the Middle East por Thierry Hentsch

August 20, 2019

Imagining the Middle East por Thierry Hentsch

Titulo del libro: Imagining the Middle East

Autor: Thierry Hentsch

Número de páginas: 240 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: September 1, 1992

ISBN: 1895431123

Editor: Black Rose Books

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Thierry Hentsch con Imagining the Middle East

Páginas: 240 Géneros: 12:JP:Politics & government 12:HBW:Military history 12:HBTQ:Colonialism & imperialism Sinopsis: Winner of the 1992 Governor General',s Literary Award for Translation. The Mediterranean East has long been our closest and most contrasted alternative - the consummate other. It is contiguous both in geography and imagination. Alternatively mysterious, menacing, enticing or repulsive, at once deserted and swarming, barbaric and refined, sometimes violent, sometimes indolent, a place of enchantment, escape, or exasperation &ndash, but always present and always other. Thierry Hentsch examines how the Western perception of the Middle East was formed and how we have used these perceptions as a rationalization for setting policies and determining actions. He sees our ideas of the other and our ethnocentrism not simply as innocent myopia but as our whole way of viewing the world. He believes that the Middle East serves as a mirror to the Western consciousness, as a point of reference &ndash, changing from, contradictory, varying to the dictates of circumstance. The book concludes with the consequence of this imagination on the first Gulf war and its aftermath._,