Characteristic of Orientalism

List two to three characteristics of Orientalism

What do you mean by orientalism?

Orientalism is not a common term and connotes a general prejudice against everything Asian. Most sociologists and educators do not use this term.

Check this site for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism



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Main Entry: ori·en·tal·ism
Pronunciation: "Or-E-'en-t&l-"i-z&m
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Date: 1769
1 : a trait, custom, or habit of expression characteristic of oriental peoples
2 : scholarship or learning in oriental subjects
- ori·en·tal·ist /-t&l-ist/ noun, often cap


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