Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel, and the Ottoman Harem

Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel, and the Ottoman Harem

by Reina Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813535425

ISBN-13: 9780813535425

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Lewis' extensive exploration of the writings of early 20th-century Ottoman women goes a long way to correct the stereotype of the subjugated, silenced women of the harem. Lewis (cultural studies, U. of East London) shows how the writings of Demetra Vaka Brown, Halide Edib, Zeyneb Hanim, Melek Hanim and Grace Ellison participated in a social and textual dialogue with

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Lewis' extensive exploration of the writings of early 20th-century Ottoman women goes a long way to correct the stereotype of the subjugated, silenced women of the harem. Lewis (cultural studies, U. of East London) shows how the writings of Demetra Vaka Brown, Halide Edib, Zeyneb Hanim, Melek Hanim and Grace Ellison participated in a social and textual dialogue with Western women and, consequently, were important to regional modernization. Lewis concludes with observations about the obsession with veiled women that continues to the present day. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780813535425
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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