Combining Different Texts To Said'sorientalism Essay

1278 words - 6 pages

Daniella Fajardo
CULT 320
February 12, 2015
Reading Summary #1
The idea that some people are better than others is almost nature. What this means is that if a person sees herself as superior than another person, it does not mean that she is actually superior but that is how she defines herself, therefore defining the other person as inferior. This is not necessarily intentional but it does tend to happen to many people. However, this example of superiority is not limited to individuals but it also involves neighborhoods, communities, cities, states, countries, etc. This concept of us vs. them, the west being better than the east, the poor vs. rich, pretty vs. ugly, developed vs. under ...view middle of the document...

As Steger argues in Intro to Globalization, he believes that the generations to come will be better off because as the world globalizes and as it becomes more open to different cultures and believes, the people in the future will be able to determine better solutions to deal with world problems. “It is likely that our great-grandchildren will have a better sense of which alternative is likely to win out.” Perhaps based on Steger’s definition, Said would elaborate in that, if later generations really do have a better sense of different alternatives, then people will not be so judgmental or make quick assumptions about who is better than who in a society. By taking Steger’s elephant metaphor, one is able to see that the “us” vs ”them” concept is similar because many western europeans were blind to those eastern europeans and only saw facts that they though were true, just as today we continue to do the same with other countries by generalizing about them. Instead, people should see other people (the elephant) as they are and not be so fast to make any judgements before learning and understanding their cultures and ideologies.
However, these generalizations that countries make about each other could decrease with globalization as everybody starts to learn about everybody else. There wouldn’t be that idea of orientalism where some people think they are more superior than others. “Certain parts of what we are used to calling the ‘third world’ are now actually more advanced, technologically, industrially, and economically, than some parts of the west (Tomlinson, pg 30).” Many countries also don’t like being in the bottom so, many of them want to strive for a better economy and compete with other bigger world powers/countries. Not only is there culture a factor but also how much these countries are willing to do to advance in their economy and be noticed by others around the world. Tomlinson gives the reader the idea that other cultures have evolved because they have adjusted to other cultures. This means that if this keeps on happening, people won’t see themselves as individuals but almost as equals.
However, in order to see oneself as equal with someone else, one should stop defining herself by defining others. This even happens inside countries, in different communities and neighborhoods. By looking at The City and the City, one may be able to see this “us” vs “those” concept when looking at the different neighborhoods where a crime took place. “Besźel’s dark ages are very dark. Sometime between two thousand and seventeen hundred years ago the city was founded, here in this curl of coastline… It may or may not have been Besźel, that we built, back then, while others may have...

Other Papers Like Combining Different Texts to Said'Sorientalism

New Media Artists Essay

1752 words - 8 pages a level of automation is integrated as a new development in the artwork occurs according the link selected. Olia Lialina’s artwork proves to be extremely variable as a separate website has been created where people post different versions of her story that they have created themselves. The texts are the same but the ways they are presented are altered to the individual person’s likings (Lialina). Ed Falco’s artwork is also variable in the mere

Termpaper Help

535 words - 3 pages will discuss. Create a “hook” or an attention getter, which briefly explains the broad aspects of the topic. Remember, the hook often does not discuss the texts you are analyzing specifically, but addresses the topic of the texts more generally. Below is a list of different types of attention getters: * Ask a question * A quotation from a different text * An interesting or shocking fact or statistic * A pertinent example

Walcott Personal Response

1330 words - 6 pages Salvatore and Alfredo is so strong that nothing is left unsaid between them prior to Tots departure. The relationship between christopher and Ed is some what different in CID because Ed has to try and regain Christophers trust so they both have to put alot more effort into the relationship which is not the case in CP. In both texts the Salvatore and Christopher both recieve gifts from their surrogant father and father. This shows that they want

World Scriptures

1461 words - 6 pages scholarly use today, the concept of scripture is wrongly thought to denote a self-evident and simple phenomenon (e.g a sacred book). Using examples, the essay will show why scripture is a very ambiguous and complex concept which involves much more than the simplistic perception. Different scholars have come up with different definitions of scripture. The word scripture is derived from a Latin word “Scriptura” which means writing. It is also


910 words - 4 pages Yoga, which means “Force Yoga”. Hatha Yoga includes exercises that make a long meditation period easier to follow; which includes balancing, stretching, and breathing techniques. A different form of yoga is Kundalini Yoga, which is a combining of the hatha yoga and the raja yoga. Kundalini Yoga shows that there are seven psychic centers, called Chakras. Huxley (2010) noted that “the chakras are centers through which energy rises from the base

American Dream

596 words - 3 pages The American Dream In my assignment I am going to analyse and comment on three different texts that is about the American dream. I will briefly summarize how the American dream is interpreted in text 2 and 3. Then i am going to analyse how texts 1 and 2 engages the reader. My main focus will be on the language and the style of the two texts. I will also focus on how ethos, logos, pathos and , formal and informal language is used in the tree

Blade Runner And Frankenstein Essay

582 words - 3 pages are critical of scientists who choose not to question the morality of their research and discoveries or to even consider the damaging consequences of humanity that may follow. Both texts even thought they are set in different times, explore similar themes concerning the disruption of natural order to create artificial life and show how both authors warn us many of the paths followed by over-reaching scientists irresponsible at best and evil at

Comparison Between Influential and Instrumental Texts

1150 words - 5 pages Comparison between Instrumental and Influential texts: Instrumental texts and influential texts are very different in the way they are set out and written, but both offer a sense of power over the audience. Instrumental texts usually use features that help them show the power they have very clearly, such as in a parking ticket or penalty charge letter. These texts are very obvious in what they want out of the reader, and tell them very clearly

Transcript For A Talk Show 'Literary Hour' - The Gothic Conventions And How They Are Apparent And Applicable To A Modern Society

1198 words - 5 pages Question: Write the transcript of a talk show titled Literary Hour. Two Scholars in the area of your elective have been invited to consider the value of that elective to contemporary responders. Write a transcript of this discussion. In your transcript, refer to two prescribed texts and other texts of your own choosing.Gothic - Texts - Shelley's Frankenstein (1831), Whale's Frankenstein (1931), Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993)A

Analyse How Mary Shelley’S Frankenstein and Ridley Scott’S Blade Runner Imaginatively Portray Individuals Who Challenge the Established Values of Their Time

1020 words - 5 pages All texts are strongly influenced by the context in which they have been created. Therefore, the social, cultural and historical contexts of composers will be noticeable within the text. However, this does not mean that the text can’t be understood by audiences living in contrasting worlds throughout time. Texts created in different contexts also present current concerns and values which are and have been present in many human situations

Global Village

872 words - 4 pages Global Village Related Texts Scaffold for Analysis As well as studying the prescribed text, you must also study and analyse texts of your own choosing. Collect at least TWO texts of your own choosing that are relevant to your class’s focus. LOOK FOR TEXTS THAT HAVE DEPTH (see below). Ideally the texts should be from different media. You will be assessed on your understanding of these texts in upcoming assessment tasks, and the HSC

Related Essays

The Sacred Texts Essay

809 words - 4 pages and believers who accept that is it sacred. All sacred texts are used in many different ways; some of them are read aloud, others for guidance, while there are others that use them for reflection or meditation. However, whatever their uses sacred texts are considered foundational to the religious group’s beliefs, ethnical practices and rituals. The Christian views on sacred and sacred texts follow this. Christian religions have many sacred

Text Analysis Provides Some Insight Into Media Messages But Only A Critical Political Economy Approach Can Adequately Explain How The Media Work Today

2388 words - 10 pages the media texts working as codes to give a precise meaning. As these codes could be visual, audio and sometimes codes are even presented in writings. In most cases combining all three elements could create a particular message (Rayner, P. and Wall, P., et al, 2001, p.30). Nevertheless, it is exceedingly crucial to know that there is no such thing as a single or correct interpretation. This is because audiences might look at the same exact text

Minor Assignment

3538 words - 15 pages are matching, facing or scattered). This arrangement of elements within the image frame contributes to the aesthetic appeal of images. By combining the construing of news values with the meaningful compositional choices that are made in the images, journalists are ultimately drawing in and engaging their target audience. Attached in the appendix is an analysis summary table of the all three texts. By comparing the analysis of three news

Compare The Attitudes Of The Writers And Speakers Towards Alcohol

612 words - 3 pages only focuses on one downside of alcohol consumption. Text C however is slightly different as it seems to have no clear purpose. It is a private conversation and is thus in the spoken domain and is set in a pub. One way in which text C is different to texts A and B is that there is a contrast of attitudes within the extracts. Whereas Shaun wants to “get hammered” Richard and Mark seem more reluctant to get drunk. All three texts use language to