For Monday, September 17

Please finish “Orientalism” and answer these questions. Here’s a statement that might help some of you that are having trouble:

Orientalism is a system of thoughts and ideas that developed in the West to understand and eventually dominate Eastern peoples. It is an overarching structure that came from and influenced art, politics, and science and developed into a set of self-reinforcing ideas that have defined the “Other” in a harmful and static way.

Think about evidence of this hegemony that you see in society today. Write a paragraph in your journal that considers some of the instances of Orientalism you have seen.

Lastly, watch this video and decide whether you think it is an appreciation of Korean culture, an objectification of it, or something else entirely. Be prepared to explain your stance.

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