‘[S]ince one cannot ontologically obliterate the Orient […], one does have the means to capture it, treat it, describe it, improve it, radically alter it’ (Said 1977: 95). In the second chapter of Orientalism, Edward Said suggests that we know the Orient through three different cognitive modes, which can be summarised according to David E. Rumelhart and Donald A. Norman’s classification (1978) of knowledge acquisition: that is, ...
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