In the framework of the critique of the phenomenon of Orientalism and taking in consideration francophone authors such as Abdel-Malek (1963), Tibawi (1964), Djaït (1978) and the anglophone Said (1978), a reflection on the lack of this debate in Portugal is developed and the notion of "marginal Orientalism" regarding Portugal is discussed. A discrepancy between the pioneering role of Portugal regarding the contacts with different Orients and the deficit concerning the development of these studies, especially of Arab-Islamic studies, is described and analyzed and some proposals concerning their improvement in order to meet the challenges posed by the globalization are formulated.
|Translated title of the contribution||Orientalism in Portugal: a fragmented field of study|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterraneos|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2016|
- Critique of the orientalism
- Arab-Islamic studies