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

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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 Author


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

Praise For…


Winner of the 2008 National Women's Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa prize!

“An interdisciplinary analysis par excellence, this book makes for engrossing reading and provides an understanding and much needed contribution to women’s studies, ethnic studies, American cultural studies, and political studies, as well as Arab American studies.”–Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230103306
ISBN-10: 0230103308
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 236
Language: English