Reading Arabia

British Orientalism in the Age of Mass Publication, 1880-1930 Publisher: Syracuse University Press Date of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 978-0815633235 Author: Andrew C. Long

In Reading Arabia, Long explores the change in the tradition of British Orientalism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He examines the role of mass print culture, including travel literature, newspapers, and silent films, in the construction of the British public’s perception of “Arabia”.


“The typical reader is likely to gain a deeper understanding about the ways Orientalist ideas have penetrated popular culture right up to the present… A very important book.” – Eric Hooglund, editor, Middle East Critique

About the Author

Andrew C. Long is a visiting faculty member at the Claremont Colleges, USA. His articles have appeared in the Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society and Prose Studies.