Orientalism 1979 foundational text of post-colonial theory: the relationship between knowledge and power, orientalism as a discipline that emerged in the 18th/19th century in western. Europe: object of study the orient, anyone who was not white (european, three main features of orientalism, fixes the orient as an object to be described and analyzed, a static, unchanging object. Identity of the occident : occident is the white european self (the west) It illustrates how the occident want to see themselves as what is oppoite to the people of the orient (binary. You don"t know the context of what you observed. Young 2003: the term coloured race invented by whites, postcolonialism tries to look at the world from a non-western perspective. That is, looking at the world the ways that those who are traditionally categorized as the. D"angheria: colonizers to the new world discovered gold is plentiful.