Terrorism, orientalism and imperialism

Morton, Stephen (2007) Terrorism, orientalism and imperialism Wasafiri, 22, (2), pp. 36-42. (doi:10.1080/02690050701336774).


Full text not available from this repository.


This essay argues that there are striking parallels between what Edward Said called orientalism and the dominant discourse of counter-terrorism underpinning the war on terrorism. Beginning with a discussion of the contribution that postcolonial thinkers such as Edward Said, Achille Mbembe, Paul Gilroy and Gayatri Spivak have made to understanding the imperialist determinants of the discourse of terrorism, the essay proceeds to examine how the orientalist stereotype of the anti-colonial insurgent is interrogated in Sahar Khalifeh's novel Wild Thorns and Yasmina Khadra's novel The Attack.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/02690050701336774
ISSNs: 0269-0055 (print)
Keywords: war on terrorism, orientalism, Edward Said, imperialism, postcolonial theory
ePrint ID: 66090
Date :
Date Event
July 2007Published
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:44
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66090

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item