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  • June 01, 2008|Robert IrwinMiddle East Quarterly

    Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents

    Whatever specialists thought of Edward Said's Orientalism,[1] published in 1978, the book had major impact on Middle East studies. Its thesis was that "Orientalism" was a "hegemonic discourse of imperialism" that "constrains everything that can be