Orientalism DOES inflect cultural practices/events/happenings today and proof of this can be seen in the Western news media as representations of everyday happenings and the attitudes of the people towards those from the Orient, and more specifically the Islamic Orient.

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Edward Said (1978: 43) argued that orientalism is “ultimately a political vision of reality whose structure promoted the difference between the familiar (Europe, the West, ‘us’) and the strange (the Orient, the East, ‘them’)”. Discuss whether orientalism inflects cultural practices or texts today. Illustrate your answer by drawing on a particular source such as music, humour or film/TV.

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