D​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​efine Orientalism. Who was Edward Said, and how did he explain the importance of Orientalism? How does Orientalism express imp​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​erialist ideas about the Middle East? Do you think Orientalism is still a force in contemporary culture and politics? Explain​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​.