“What is now before us nationally, and in the full imperial panorama, is the deep, the profoundly perturbed and perturbing question of our relationship to others – other cultures, other states, other histories, other experiences, traditions, peoples, and destinies. …There is no vantage outside the actuality of relationships between cultures, between unequal imperial and nonimperial powers, between different Others.”

- Edward Wadie Said, Representing the colonized: Anthropology’s interlocutors (1989)