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French Books: Culture et Impérialisme

Original Title in English: Culture and Imperialism (Link to download pdf)
Author: Edward W. Said 
French Title: Culture et Impérialisme, Translation by Paul Chemla
Publisher in France: Fayard, Le Monde diplomatique  (2000)
ISBN: 9782213607917
My ref: ATA-337






About the Book:  Publié il y a plus de trente ans, L’Orientalisme avait suscité un immense intérêt et de vives polémiques sur les relations que l’Occident a entretenues, et continue d’entretenir, avec le monde musulman. L’auteur y démontrait que l’« Orient » n’était qu’un fantasme créé par les orientalistes.

Avec Culture et impérialisme, Edward W. Said récidive. Il nous conduit « au cœur des ténèbres » blanches, à la source de l’aventure coloniale constitutive de l’histoire de l’Occident moderne. S’appuyant sur une analyse fine et singulière d’œuvres classiques que chacun connaît et admire, il montre comment les grands créateurs du XIXe et du XXe siècles, de Joseph Conrad à Rudyard Kipling, d’Albert Camus à Giuseppe Verdi, de Charles Dickens à Honoré de Balzac, ont évoqué et calmement admis cette formidable entreprise de domination conduite par l’ « homme blanc ».

About the Author: Palestinien né à Jérusalem, nourri de culture occidentale classique, Edward W. Said — décédé en 2003 — appartient, comme il le dit lui-même, « aux deux univers sans être entièrement d’aucun ».


« L’ennui avec les abstractions et les orthodoxies, c’est qu’elles deviennent des maîtresses qu’il faut constamment apaiser et flatter. La morale et les principes d’un intellectuel ne doivent en aucune façon devenir une sorte de boîte de vitesses hermétiquement closes, conduisant la pensée et l’action dans une seule direction. L’intellectuel doit voir du paysage et disposer de l’espace nécessaire pour tenir tête à l’autorité, car l’aveugle servilité à l’égard du pouvoir reste dans notre monde la pire des menaces pour une vie intellectuelle active, et morale. »
Edward W. Said
Des intellectuels et du Pouvoir, Seuil, 1994 

Ce livre, publié conjointement par Le Monde diplomatique et les éditions Fayard, constitue une œuvre majeure pour comprendre l’histoire et les enjeux de notre temps.


Pour en savoir plus Le Monde diplomatique, suivre ce lien: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/carnet/2008-03-03-Culture-et-Imperialisme

Autres articles intéressants:

  • Percée Scientific Journal: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/xxs_0294-1759_2001_num_71_1_1401_t1_0137_0000_1
  • Cairn.info Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine:
     
    http://www.cairn.info/revue-d-histoire-moderne-et-contemporaine-2001-4-page-209.htm
  • France Culture, Le Mardi des Auteurs:
    http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-le-mardi-des-auteurs-edward-said-1935-2003-2010-07-06.html
  • ENA Mensuel: Politique et Littérature, L'héritage d'Edward Said
    http://www.karimbitar.org/edwardsaid
  • Fiche de lecture:
    http://www.letudiant.fr/boite-a-docs/telecharger/culture-et-imperialisme
  • English Article on Culture and Imperialism:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_imperialism
  • Universalis Encyclopédie sur Edward Said
    http://www.universalis.fr/encyclopedie/edward-w-said/
  • Essay on Culture, globalisation et communication : perspectives théoriques contemporaines by Stéphane Dorin Université Paris 13, EHESS-CNRS, France
    http://www.observatoire-omic.org/colloque-icic/pdf/Dorin2_2.pdf
  • Essay by CP Burrowes: Twenty years of research on Cultural Imperialism
    http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED349591.pdf

Selected Book review on Amazon.com:
"This is an excellent book covering the power of literature to form and maintain ideological control over cultures, history, and people. In fact, the wide range of opinions about this book expressed here among the amazon customer reviews points to just how real this kind of control can be. Your position in the world will affect your reading of this book. But really that's Said's point. And it is true of whatever you see and read. Being entirely objective probably is asking too much of anyone, but opening yourself to the opinions and experiences of others is not asking too much. There's more than just a little that is valid and true in this book even if it is not immediately true for you. How Western literature, words, and ideas have affected other non-western lives is real. Here's the proof. Everyone needs to be aware of these relationships and this book does make a sound argument for that awareness."


Have an excellent weekend.


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