Document Type

Contribution to Book

Language

eng

Format of Original

21 p.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Ohio State University Press

Source Publication

Interrogating Orientalism: Contextual Approaches and Pedagogical Practices

Source ISSN

0814210325

Original Item ID

Shelves: PR468.O74 I58 2006 Memorial Level 4 Reading Room

Abstract

In order to understand Orientalism it is necessary to realize, as Vincent T. Harlow has noted, that there were “two British empires.” The first empire consisted of the colonies in America and the West Indies and was established in the seventeenth century, with the explorations in the Pacific, and the trading networks that developed with Asia and Africa. The “second British empire” dates from 1783 and resulted from the loss of America, which in turn forced Britain to formulate new ideas about and approaches to its empire. The Colonial Office was set up in 1801, and, as Harlow observed, Britain experienced a “Swing to the East,” to India and the Asian colonies (Harlow, 2:1–11).

Comments

Published version. "Mapping Orientalism: Representations and Pedagogies," Interrogating Orientalism: Contextual Approaches and Pedagogical Practices. Eds. Diane Long Hoeveler and Jeffrey Cass. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2006: 1-21. Permalink. © 2006 Ohio State University Press. Used with permission

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