The Pedagogical Issues of Teaching "Eastern" and "Western" Traditions


  • T. Nicole Goulet Indiana University of Pennsylvania



Edward Said, Orientalism, religion


Rather than doing away with the categories of "East" and "West," this article draws attention to and problematizes these classifications as constructed notions of space that are always changing. Theoretical models such as Orientalism and neo-Orientalism help us to critically evaluate these categories and thus make them useful in the classroom.

Author Biography

T. Nicole Goulet, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

T. Nichole Goulet is Assistant Professor in the Religion Department at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


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How to Cite

Goulet, T. N. (2015). The Pedagogical Issues of Teaching "Eastern" and "Western" Traditions. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 44(2), 11–14.