Tag Archives: Orientalism
Both Avatar: The Last Airbender and James Cameron’s Avatar are allegories of Westerners who take pleasure in the fantasy of inhabiting and controlling Others.
A show called “Westworld” is crawling with Orientalist cliches.
Is the diagnosis of pathology pathological?
It is far more enjoyable to read this encyclopedia of Orientalist wisdom in the spirit of Occidental foolishness.
It is looking for an elsewhere to argue about what it believes it already knows.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is so reactionary, it makes “The Joy Luck Club” read like Mao.
A white man who sought out the “exotic orient” allows cars and scars to reawaken his desire for white women and men.
Their mystique derives from the origin story of Occidentalism.