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The Inescapability of Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze does not Stop the Discourse REWRITE

I’tesamuddin’s narrative in and of itself does not seem to participate in the discourse of Orientalism. Orientalism concerns itself with the “othering” of Eastern culture, making it a spectacle to Western culture.

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The Sun Never Set on the British Empire

The expression “the sun never set on the British Empire” was derived from the fact that at the height of British colonialism in the 20th century, Great Britain had control of territories in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific Islands and limited influence and colonization in South America. 672 more words

Seeds For Autism

War Memorials #FWW #WWI #WW1

“The graves of our dead encircle the globeI” KG V

and so do War Memorials. Some are impressive monuments. Vimy, and Theipval spring to mind. I was ten when I first visited Theipval, sixty the last time. 260 more words

Documentary: Ceylon Tea

I made a film about the Rowsell family connection to the Congreve family in Ceylon. Both were involved in tea planting in the late 19th century.


The Decline of the 'World Fair': popular perception lags behind technological significance

‘Connecting minds, creating the future’; this is the motto of the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.

‘How do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions?’; this  is the key question asked by the organisers ahead of Expo 2017 in Astana. 657 more words