“Orientalism” is a way of seeing that imagines, emphasizes, exaggerates and distorts differences of Arab peoples and cultures as compared to that of Europe and the U.S. It often involves seeing Arab culture as exotic, backward, uncivilized, and at times dangerous. Edward W. Said, in his groundbreaking book, Orientalism, defined it as the acceptance in the West of “the basic distinction between East and West as the starting point for elaborate theories, epics, novels, social descriptions, and political accounts concerning the Orient, its people, customs, ‘mind,’ destiny and so on.”1
Based on the paper “The Veil. Oppression for Millions” by Misty Smith. Originally published on August 27, 2017.for HIS-311 at Southern New Hampshire University.
“A Comparison of Nature” by Misty Smith. Orginally published on October 9, 2016, for FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II, at Southern New Hampshire University.
“Chronic Diseases” by Misty Smith. Originally published on April 14, 2014, for SCI/163 at the University of Phoenix.
“THE BURQA VERSUS A FORMAL GOWN AS A CULTURAL NORM” by Misty Smith. Originally published on July 09, 2017, for HIS 311: Women, Sexuality, and Islam at Southern New Hampshire University.
*Please note: I am a lifelong learner; therefore, I study various religions and cultures. I do not intend to promote one over another and believe that everyone has the right to believe as they wish (or to not believe).
“Food Borne Illness Salmonella” by Misty Smith. Originally published on April 21, 2014, for SCI 163 at the University of Phoenix.
Originally created on June 25, 2017, by Misty Hamilton Smith for BIO-210 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology at Southern New Hampshire University.