Near East’, ‘Middle East’ and ‘Far East
the post has two asihnments
1:Near East’, ‘Middle East’ and ‘Far East
What do you think of terms ike ‘Near East’, ‘Middle East’ and ‘Far East’? From
whose perspective are these regions near, midde and far, and to the east? And if
these terms make sense only from a particular perspective, should we (‘we’ who are
not all situated at that vantage point) be using mern as analytical categories? How else
might we describe mem? [Said doesn’t tissues any of this, but his slightly archaic
1978 language invites some discussion of this]
0 What are me three senses h which Said uses the term ‘Orientalism’?
0 Why does Said say that ‘so authoritative a position did Orientalism have that I believe
no one writing, thinking, or acting on me Orient could do so without taking account of
me I’mitations on thought and action imposed by Orientalism’ (p. 3). Hint: to answer
this question, you have to be able to say someih’ng about (a) what a ‘discouse’ is, and
(b) how discourses constra’n what can be said about the topics that are the object of
0 What is me relationship between ideas and material things (states, armies,
buremmcix, money) in orientalist discourse? Do ideas enable material dom’nation?
Or does material domination enable the crafting of smremacist ideas? Or do material
and ideational forms of hierarchy evolve in tandem with one another? Hint read the
dense second paragraph on p. 12.
0 Although Said borrows the notion of ‘discourse’ from Foueault, on p. 23 he says
‘unike…Foucault…i do believe in the determining imprint of individual writers upon the
otherwise anonymous collective body of texts constituting a discursive formafion Ii<e
Orientalism.’ This suggests that Said is more optimistic than Foucault about the
possibilities of resistance on the part of writers to me disciplinary mnons and
protocols that structure what can be said about the Orient. Do you think he is too
0 How can one study ‘other cultues and peoples from a libertarian, or a nonrepressive
and nonman’pulafive, perspecfive’? (p- 24)
2: Benefits and disadvantages of purchasing a qualitative software program for mental health
Imagine you are a new faculty member in a large university psychology department. You need to develop a presentation to your dean on the benefits and disadvantages of purchasing a qualitative software program by the department.
The topic you need to use as the basis for your examples in this presentation is The impact of mental illness of the parents and its impact on their children.
1. Describe the software program of interest to you pertaining to the topic.
2. Provide concrete advantages and disadvantages of using qualitative software programs in general.
3. Include information that reflects the merits and drawbacks of the particular software program that is of interest to you for the topic.
4. Include information that reflects the merits and drawbacks of manual analysis.
5. Provide a recommendation to the dean on whether or not a software program would be beneficial and effective or whether researchers in the department should use manual analysis.