Author(s): Amira Jarmakani
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.
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