Imagining Arab Womanhood: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.

Author(s): Amira Jarmakani

Religion

A fascinating demonstration of how U.S. representations of veils, harems, and belly dancers have operated as nostalgic and exotic symbols to help rationalize dominant U.S. narratives about power and progress.

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AMIRA JARMAKANI is Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Institute at Georgia State University, USA.

Excavating Orientalist Images of Arab Womanhood Traveling Orientalism: U.S. Echoes of a French Tradition Dancing the Hootchy Kootchy: The Rhythms and Contortions of American Orientalism Selling Little Egypt: The Commodification of Arab Womanhood Veiled Intentions: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the Service of Empire, Security and Globalization

General Fields

  • : 9780230103306
  • : palgrave
  • : palgrave
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amira Jarmakani
  • : Paperback
  • : 249