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Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (2017) 'We other Spartans: Orientalism, Occidentalism and the enemy “other”.' International Studies Journal = Fasḷnāmah-i mutạ̄la'āt-i bayn al-milalī, 13 (4). pp. 39-61.

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The article deals with enemy images in east and west and their historical invention. Connecting the reader to current controversies about “Muslim bans”, the article guides the reader through the nexus of power and knowledge with a particular emphasis on the discourse of Orientalism and Occidentalism.This type of discourse is retroactive, not only because of its ideological content;, it is in fact and quite directly retroactive. Above everything else, the idea that there are essential, unbridgeable differences between cultures and by extension human beings is simply false. This urge to identify us in strict opposition to others has to be resisted, firstly because it is a false polarisation and secondly because it negates the prospect of dialogue and sustainable peace.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Muslims, Orientalism, Other, Occidentalism, Pluralism
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISSN: 17352045
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 15:09
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