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University of Toronto Scarborough
Girish Daswani

Week 2 saidOrientalism is a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between the orient and the occident East and West have been accepted as the starting points for this theory Another definition is that Oriantalism can be discussed and analyzed as the corporate institution for dealing with the Orient dealing with it by making statements about it authorizing views of it describing it teaching it settling it ruling over it etcThe relationship between occident and orient is a relationship of power of domination of varying degrees of a complex hegemonyFor example the idea of European identity as a superior one in comparison with all the nonEuropean peoples and cultures FergusonIn most accounts Africa is understood in negative terms In relation to the global political economy Africa is inevitably characterized by reference to a series of lacks failures problems and crises Its people appear as victims of poverty war and AIDSStructural adjustment policies were supposed to achieve stabilization and economic growth through the devaluation of currencies the deregulation of markets etc Bernal The May 1998 outbreak of war with Ethiopia over a disputed border generated an immediate outpouring of nationalist sentiment and money from Eritreans ar
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