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

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

by A. Jarmakani

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349372577
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Amira Jarmakani is Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Institute, Georgia State University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction: Excavating Orientalist Images of Arab Womanhood     1
Traveling Orientalism: U.S. Echoes of a French Tradition     27
Dancing the Hootchy Kootchy: The Rhythms and Contortions of American Orientalism     63
Selling Little Egypt: The Commodification of Arab Womanhood     103
Veiled Intentions: The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the Service of Empire, Security, and Globalization     139
Conclusion     185
Notes     191
Bibliography     213
Index     229

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