Gender as the UnSaid
Exploring the Interstices in Edward Said’s Orientalism
Keywords:Edward Said, gender, orientalism, sexuality
This article explores the textual and geographical interstices in Edward Said’s foundational text, Orientalism (1978; “Afterword” 1995) as well as some aspects of the post-Orientalist legacy. By focusing on the representation of women, sexual dissidents and gender outlaws as part of the “UnSaid,” I aim to demonstrate that these interstitial spaces dissolve the Saidian East/West binaries.
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