Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film / Edition 1

Arab, Muslim, Woman: Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film / Edition 1

by Lindsey Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415404169

ISBN-13: 9780415404167

Pub. Date: 09/11/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Given a long history of representation by others, what themes and techniques do Arab Muslim women writers, filmmakers and visual artists foreground in their presentation of postcolonial experience?

Lindsey Moore’s groundbreaking book demonstrates ways in which women appropriate textual and visual modes of representation, often in cross-fertilizing ways, in

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Given a long history of representation by others, what themes and techniques do Arab Muslim women writers, filmmakers and visual artists foreground in their presentation of postcolonial experience?

Lindsey Moore’s groundbreaking book demonstrates ways in which women appropriate textual and visual modes of representation, often in cross-fertilizing ways, in challenges to Orientalist/colonialist, nationalist, Islamist, and ‘multicultural’ paradigms. She provides an accessible but theoretically-informed analysis by foregrounding tropes of vision, visibility and voice; post-nationalist melancholia and mother/daughter narratives; transformations of ‘homes and harems’; and border crossings in time, space, language, and media. In doing so, Moore moves beyond notions of speaking or looking ‘back’ to encompass a diverse feminist poetics and politics and to emphasize ethical forms of representation and reception.

Aran, Muslim, Woman is distinctive in the eclectic body of work that it brings together. Discussing Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian territories, and Tunisia, as well as postcolonial Europe, Moore argues for better integration of Arab Muslim contexts in the postcolonial canon. In a book for readers interested in women's studies, history, literature, and visual media, we encounter work by Assia Djebar, Mona Hatoum, Fatima Mernissi, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Nawal el Saadawi, Leila Sebbar, Zineb Sedira, Ahdaf Soueif, Moufida Tlatli, Fadwa Tuqan, and many other women.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415404167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Series:
Transformations Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Note on transliteration

List of plates

1 Historical contexts: 'layer after layer' 25

2 Visability, vision, and voice: Algerian women in question (again) 48

3 Melancholia in the Maghrib: mother-daughter plots 77

4 Heterotopia: reimagining home 100

5 Border crossings, translations 128

Endnotes 159

Workes Cited 166

Filmography 181

Index 182

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