Foreign Bodies: Gender, Language, and Culture in French Orientalism

Foreign Bodies: Gender, Language, and Culture in French Orientalism

by Madeleine Dobie

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ISBN-13: 9780804751001
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 06/29/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Madeleine Dobie is Associate Professor in the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
1.Polygamy, Slavery, and the Colonies: Montesquieu's De l'Esprit des lois35
2.Truth and Representations: Old and New Languages in the Lettres persanes61
3.Intimacy Exposed: Gender, Race, and Language in the Oriental Tale83
4.Split Figures: Women and Language in the Oriental Travelogue121
5.The Modernist Turn in Orientalism: Gautier's Egyptian Tales147
Conclusion182
Notes185
Works Cited213
Index227

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