Leadership and the Humanities Podcast
Episode 11: Imperialism, Orientalism, and Exceptionalism
Imperialism, as a concept, is defined as “a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force.” Like many other things, one’s perspective on imperialism depends entirely if one is a part of the imperial force or the people being colonized and absorbed into the empire…
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The following works were used in this podcast:
Kirka, Danica. “UK Museum Removes Shrunken Heads from Exhibit in an Effort to ‘decolonize’ Its Collections.” USA TODAY. Accessed September 18, 2020. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/09/15/uk-museum-removes-shrunken-heads-effort-decolonize-collections/5801771002/.
Said, Edward W. Orientalism. Reprint 1979. New York: Vintage, 1994.