Imagining Arab Womanhood

The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.

Authors: Jarmakani, A.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

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

Reviews

'This is an outstanding, truly innovative, and very timely project that explores predominant images of Arab women in U.S. popular culture.' - Nadine Naber, Program in American Culture and Department of Women's Studies, University of Michigan, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Excavating Orientalist Images Of Arab Womanhood

    Jarmakani, Amira

    Pages 1-26

  • Traveling Orientalism: U.S. Echoes of a French Tradition

    Jarmakani, Amira

    Pages 27-61

  • Dancing the Hootchy Kootchy: The Rhythms and Contortions of American Orientalism

    Jarmakani, Amira

    Pages 63-101

  • Selling Little Egypt: The Commodification of Arab Womanhood

    Jarmakani, Amira

    Pages 103-137

  • Veiled Intentions: The Cultural Mythology Of Veils, Harems, And Belly Dancers In The Service Of Empire, Security, And Globalization

    Jarmakani, Amira

    Pages 139-184

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Hardcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Arab Womanhood
Book Subtitle
The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Amira Jarmakani
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61211-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230612112
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60472-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37257-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-10330-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics