The Idea of the West: Culture, Politics and History

Book Title The Idea of the West
Author Name Alastair Bonnett
Publishing house Palgrave
Country – city USA
Date of issue 2004
Number of pages 201

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This book provides a clear, topical and wide-ranging introduction to the idea of “the West.” It engages with both Western and non-Western representations and demonstrates that “the West” is not merely a Western idea, but something that many people around the world have long been creating, stereotyping and deploying. Bonnett offers an accessible but provocative portrait of the ambiguities and diverse connotations of “the West,” teasing out questions of race, politics and power from the late nineteenth-century to the present day.

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