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    Hello,

    I was just wondering if anyone would be able to offer any arguments to the question "to what extent can orientalism contribute to the study of International Relations?"

    Any suggestions appreciated!
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    My only suggestion is:

    Do your own homework.
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    I would recommend reading Christopher Hitchens' pieces on the topic- he was a personal friend of Said's, although disagreed with him on the argument. The first is a review of Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and its Discontents by Robert Irwin (http://prosemiteundercover.phpbbnow....612ea91022d84a) and the second is a review of Orientalism by Edward Said (http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs...9/hitchens.htm).
    You'll be hard-pressed to find a more eloquent take on the matter.
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    (Original post by g_star_raw_1989)
    My only suggestion is:

    Do your own homework.
    How helpful! Is that not the point of this website,i therefore suggest that you grow up and only talk when you have something worthwhile to say!

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