It should be made clear, however, that the author at no point seeks to belittle the genuine scholarly achievements, scientific discoveries, and creative contributions made by orientalists and orientalism over the years, particularly at the technical level of accomplishment.
His main concern is to convey the message that the overall image of the Orient constructed by Cultural-Academic Orientalism, from the viewpoint of its own technical achievements and scientific contributions to the field, is shot through and through with racist assumptions, barely camouflaged mercenary interests, reductionistic explanations and anti-human prejudices.
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“For 14 years until now the Northern Town [housing project] hasn’t seen the light.
We therefore fear that the establishment of a secondary school for the residents of the villages of Budaya Road is a dream that won’t become reality”.
Al-Mahfoudh’s constituency is centred around Diraz and was therefore at the heart of the opposition’s elections boycott.
The bulk of Said’s book is not unexpectedly devoted to Cultural Academic Orientalism in an attempt to expose the ties which wed it to Institutional Orientalism.
In this way Said deflates the self-righteous claims of Cultural Academic Orientalism to such traits as scholarly independence, scientific detachment, political objectivity etc.