Another aspect of the novella that presents an orientalized
, first-world view is the storytelling exchange between the djinn and Gillian in which the Gillian and the djinn both flatten and universalize all women's experience and assume that all women ultimately desire individual rights rather than collective rights.
Yet he must play the part of feminized male to her phallic female both as a servant and an Orientalized
Said very rightly points to the consistent affirmation of the assumptions underlying the Imperial project in numerous passages so that "Kim is a major contribution to [the] Orientalized
India of the imagination.
45) In the buhurt-scene, he constructs a sophisticated literary parody combining both the ethno-cultural poetics of the German heroic epic a la BiterolflNibelungenlied and the nationalist tendentiousness of Hungarian Nibelungenlied-reception a la Simon of Keza, representing the chivalric tournament as tiutsche culture, unintelligible to the comical, orientalized
subjects of the Hungarian monarch, who are "Fremdkorper" in their German courtly environment.
A case could be made that the Crystal Palace itself was an orientalized
fantasy, representing the industrial world as a light filled New Jerusalem.
Sir Edwin Lutyens's New Delhi offered a kind of rebuttal to old Delhi and featured a kind of orientalized
classicism intended to symbolize a harmony of Indian tradition and British rule.
The first significant challenge to this Orientalized
India came from nationalism and nationalist historiography, albeit accompanied by a certain contradiction.
Hawarden's ceuvre focuses almost entirely on her lovely adolescent daughters (Isabella Grace, Clementina, and Florence Elizabeth), her collection of pretty objects (an Indian traveling cabinet, a cheval glass, a Gothic-style desk, a small wooden chair with a padded floral-patterned seat, a shell-covered box, a silver goblet, a tambourine, a concertina, a curvaceous vase), and closets of fancy dress (the breeches and tights of a page, the elaborate dress and headdress of Mary, Queen of Scots, the black lace of a Spanish dancer, the skirt and broom of Cinderella, a riding habit, the Orientalized
dress of a concubine).
And what is of concern in the tableaux of the 'Mini Malaysia' exhibition is not merely that cultural realities they seek to portray (for a predominantly Malay, middle-class audience, as Kahn points out) are romanticized and Orientalized
versions of the 'philosophical' and 'content-with-his lot' peasant; but also that the culture industry seems also to be complicit in the process of practising an invidious naturalization: 'while many [images used in the transactions of the culture industry] purport to symbolise the culture of Malaysia as a whole, a number refer explicitly and exclusively to the culture of just one of Malaysia's ethnic groups - the Malays' (p.
26) In most they wear European clothing; only one depiction shows a somewhat orientalized
version of European garments.
The iconographic representations of "woman"-as-"nation," have produced Orientalized
and gendered subjects as the site of both desire and "difference.
In the course of her research in this typically decayed English seaside town, Plender noted a preponderance of new age emporiums selling spiritual gewgaws, stores that seem curiously in keeping with the former port's older, Orientalized
architecture: Palm Court, Rhodesia Hotel, Luxor Arcade.