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ERIC Number: EJ1081179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Terrorist Discourse in Naqvi's "Home Boy": A Neo Orientalist Perspective
Mustafa, Atta ul
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n28 p6-14 2015
The purpose of this paper is to study Naqvi's novel, "Home Boy" (2010) as a Neo Orientalist discourse of US officials about Pakistani Muslims. This paper will discuss how US officials including that of G. W. Bush perceive the Oriental world -- by using the same strategy -- as one distinguished by strangeness, creepiness, and unusual practices; a world that is "Other" than that of Anglo-American familiar to the American public. In short what terrorist discourse of Neo Orientalists in the novel confirmed, was Said's thesis about the "subtle and persistent Eurocentric prejudice against Arabo-Islamic peoples and their culture" ("The Edward Said Reader" 2000, 69). The paper argues that the terrorist discourse in the novel is certainly a Neo Orientalist discourse enacted by the center to demonize marginal Islam and its followers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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