Question by  Rhadha (62)

What are the characteristics of Orientalism prejudice and discrimination?


Answer by  foucault (6)

Generally, Orientalism prejudice and discrimination tends to be that of a "backwards" region, where ideas are regarded as not being advanced. Also, there is sort of an exoticism that surrounds it, where cultural practices are viewed as novel and intriguing, though not equally valuable to Western practices.


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

Its is the prejudice Westerners, or societies from the Developed World have of non-Western societies. The term was coined by Edward Said as he attempted to describe the historic cultural biases Euro-centric societies have of Oriental (ie. Near-Eastern) societies and cultures.

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