Another significant writer to this study is Scott, whom Said classifies among "the most imaginative writers of that age, who were constrained in what they could either experience of or say about the Orient to 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”). "(44) Out of a cunning political vision of how the combative relations between the Near Orient and Europe, Scott sets The Talisman and Count Robert of Paris in Crusader Palestine and eleventh-century Byzantium, respectively, "without at the same time detracting from his canny political appreciation of the way powers act abroad" (192). Said contends that "what inevitably goes
Glady’s Heavenfire Case Battered Woman Syndrome has provided women who have been abused at the hands of their partners recognition in the criminal justice system and is allowing women to tell their stories. Although there are controversies surrounding battered woman syndrome, it should not be viewed as an excuse for killing their partners. It is a real disorder that has affected thousands of women 's lives all over the world. Discussing the Gladys Heavenfire case will bring awareness to the life of a woman who has been abused by her partner for several years. Furthermore, it provides information on Indigenous women who are more likely to suffer abuse than white women.
In the ancient time, all human beings were born with an equal right without any distinction between each other. However, since the word “Orient” was recorded in the Western history book, it suddenly divided the world into two groups: West and East. The word “Orientalism” has been widely discussed in the Western academic literature and the media sources since the middle of the eighteenth century. The concept of the Orient does not indicate to a geographic area but often described as a group of people who live far away from Europe in East Asia which scarcely known by the European. The West has their own set of values and finds it difficult to understand the behavior of others, in this case, the Orient.
Thompson was badly abused by an unknown member of staff at the care home. Mrs. Thompson was however being neglected by care professionals in which they fail in seeking medical attention for her and also fail in reporting the abuse to her Doctor. According to Mantel & Scragg (2011) physical abuse is a non- accidental that is enforced of physical force that results to pain in a person body, injury and can also cause impairment and even death. Examples of physical abuse can be hitting, slapping, pushing, punching etc. Also, neglect can be, not paying attention to a person health issues, not giving support, left an individual unsupervised, failure in providing medical care for a person.
The Afrocentric Perspective is a method used in social work practice that utilizes various philosophical assumptions to explain and solve African American problems. Thabede (2014, as cited in Mekada 1999), describes the Afrocentric Perspective as a conceptual framework that acknowledges the cultural image and interests of African Americans by reflecting on their life experiences, history, and traditions. The Afrocentric paradigm was created to shift the faulty views of African Americans under the Eurocentric worldview. The Eurocentric worldview functioned as belief that European culture- values, norms, and beliefs- are superior to other races, specifically African Americans. Moreover, African social scientists believe that cultural oppression
There is clear distinction between orientalism and Orientals. According Edward Said, that distinction, thou, is only clearly seen by those who by virtue of experience have known the Orient. The western depiction of the Oriental is what defines Orientalism, while the true Orient is defined by the lifestyle of the people who live there, the oriental (also broadly called the Eastern people). The work of Edward Said originated from what one may call dissatisfaction or unconformity with the description of the Orient portrayed by the it’s long time colonizer, the west. Thus, his work in dedicated to prove that the western depiction of the Orient, orientalism, is mostly a product western mind, imagination, and desire of what there would like the Orient
Through their writings they distort real story of India so as to give emphasis to their superior status. In contemporary non-fiction books written by western writers’ they portray “East” as savage minded, criminals and “West” as superior, dominant type. Through this envision they created an image of East as the “Other” which is no way similar to them. This ideate distinction between East and West formed the basis of Edward Said’s “Orientalism”. The Eurocentric superiority perception compels them to distort the reality according to their preferences.
Among other his well-known and most influential book of the 20th century is Orientalism, where he portrayed the biased and stereotype of the western scholars when studying the Islamic world questioning their misinterpretation of them. This is because orientalism is emerged during the period of European enlightenment which brings about the reasons of the West superiority over the East for a reason of European colonialism to make sense of the history when the East that are seen as different and need intervention and supported the Western colonial policy. To note that, the term ‘Orientalism’ is not invented by Said rather by those who studied or specialists about the Middle
My mother emotionally, verbally, and physically abused my father in front of my brother and I, consequently, we both suffer from severe anxiety and I have found myself in an abusive relationship as well. My father who is not a tiny, helpless man, wasn’t able to defend himself because he chose not to. 3Nearly 8 percent of males who have reported domestic violence have been shot at, stabbed, or hit with a weapon. Men who are victims of domestic violence stay in the relationship because they want to protect their children and fear they will lose custody if they chose to leave, they feel ashamed to have been beaten down by a woman, and the lack of resources that are available. Tribal courts lean in the mother's favor and that can be very intimidating, especially after being verbally abused by the mother of the
Without fear of resurrecting the already settled issues of the existence and non-existence of African philosophy, with its attendant polemics and argumentations, the appellation, “African philosophy” presupposes and strongly assumes the existence of an epistemology that is distinctly and peculiarly African; that reflects the African universe of experience and African reality of existence. As opined in the introductory remarks of this paper, the tendency to acquire knowledge is innate in man. On daily basis, we make claim to certain knowledge. We even go as far as arguing for that thing that we claim to know. But some basic questions arise: Is knowledge relative or universal?