How does the press coverage and mass media perpetuate orientalism?Note:
Please ignore earlier posts. The question you're asking is clearly employing Edward Said's definition of Orientalism, not the one provided in the dictionary cited above. Below, I've cut and pasted an excerpt from the website I cite below. [ Make sure you properly cite this source if you use it in your paper! :)
And please note that I am not exactly answering your question. I assume this question relates to an assignment you've been given, and it's your job to THINK and come up with some contemporary examples of Orientalism in the media. But the information below should help you generate some ideas. :)
The Orient signifies a system of representations framed by political forces that brought the Orient into Western learning, Western consciousness, and Western empire. The Orient exists for the West, and is constructed by and in relation to the West. It is a mirror image of what is inferior and alien ("Other") to the West.
Orientalism is "a manner of regularized (or Orientalized) writing, vision, and study, dominated by imperatives, perspectives, and ideological biases ostensibly suited to the Orient." It is the image of the 'Orient' expressed as an entire system of thought and scholarship.
The Oriental is the person represented by such thinking. The man is depicted as feminine, weak, yet strangely dangerous because poses a threat to white, Western women. The woman is both eager to be dominated and strikingly exotic. The Oriental is a single image, a sweeping generalization, a stereotype that crosses countless cultural and national boundaries.
Latent Orientalism is the unconscious, untouchable certainty about what the Orient is. Its basic content is static and unanimous. The Orient is seen as separate, eccentric, backward, silently different, sensual, and passive. It has a tendency towards despotism and away from progress. It displays feminine penetrability and supine malleability. Its progress and value are judged in terms of, and in comparison to, the West, so it is always the Other, the conquerable, and the inferior.
Manifest Orientalism is what is spoken and acted upon. ] Auto answered|Score .9221Note:
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