HIS-360 Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World

The contemporary world of independent nation states variously categorized into "developed" and "developing," "first world" and "third world," "western" and "non-western," is a critical artifact of the recent age of empires. Drawing on Edward Said's theories about the construction of colonial knowledge, as well as the patterns, economics, and social formations of European and Asian empires, this course will examine the modern world in relation to the recent imperial past and subsequent developments in the post-colonial era.


3 credits