Representation and Orientalism

As we discuss the shifts of cultural centres of influence in the modern global media, the debate surrounding the resurgence of Orientalist thought  is largely unavoidable.  Orientalism, theorised by Said (1978), is the concept of the Western world forming pre-conceived notions about it's Eastern counterparts without having any practical, contextual interactions with those societies and their members. The study of Orientalism reflects how and why such... Continue Reading →

Cultural copy-cats or Utopian hybridity?

I am a member of Generation Y. As an opinionated, liberated Australian female living in the twenty-first century, I am a person who advocates gender equality, anti-racial discrimination and acceptance. I live in a multicultural era upon a globalised globe. Being the person that I am in the time that it is, I'm rather accustomed... Continue Reading →

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