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’s Discourse


IV. Conclusion

If history, as Fredric Jameson proclaims, is “what hurts”

(1982: 102), then for Said, the act of writing


is not

only a way of speaking truth to power but also coming to terms

with imperialism’s brutal legacy. By misreading Foucault’s theory of

discourse, Said, as an individual author, is able to challenge the

discourse of colonialism by providing a much-needed corrective to

“the way the world [has] thought about the relationship between

the West and its ‘others’” (Iskandar & Rustom, 2010: 291). In

doing so,


will continue to exert its anxiety of influence

on the next generation of scholars and beyond.