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Western Representations Of The Muslim Woman

Author : Mohja Kahf
ISBN : 9780292779761
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the "termagant" became an "odalisque" in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.

Scheherazade S Legacy

Author : Susan Muaddi Darraj
ISBN : 0275981762
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Brings together the voices of important Arab and Arab-American women writers on the subject of creative writing and offers many original selections from contributors.

Women And Islam

Author : Ibtissam Bouachrine
ISBN : 9780739179079
Genre : Social Science
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Ibtissam Bouachrine's Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique calls for a shift away from the unproductive paradigm of “us” vs. the West that has informed discourse on Muslim women and feminism in the post-9/11 era. Bouachrine challenges and calls for further challenge to the long-celebrated myths and ideologies that have circulated in academic and non-academic circles about Muslim women and the role of feminism, both within and outside the Muslim world.

Translating Women

Author : Luise von Flotow
ISBN : 9781317229872
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book focuses on women and translation in cultures 'across other horizons' well beyond the European or Anglo-American centres. Drawing on transnational feminist connections, its editors have assembled work from four continents and included articles from Morocco, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Columbia and beyond. Thirteen different chapters explore questions around women's roles in translation: as authors, or translators, or theoreticians. In doing so, they open new territories for studies in the area of 'gender and translation' and stimulate academic work on questions in this field around the world. The articles examine the impact of 'Western' feminism when translated to other cultures; they describe translation projects devised to import and make meaningful feminist texts from other places; they engage with the politics of publishing translations by women authors in other cultures, and the role of women translators play in developing new ideas. The diverse approaches to questions around women and translation developed in this collection speak to the volume of unexplored material that has yet to be addressed in this field.

Reshaping The Holy

Author : Elora Shehabuddin
ISBN : 9780231512558
Genre : Religion
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Through extensive field research, Elora Shehabuddin explores the profound implications of women's political and social mobilization for reshaping Islam. Specifically, she examines the lives of Muslim women in Bangladesh who have become increasingly mobilized by the activities of predominantly secular NGOs, yet who desire to retain, reclaim, and reshape-rather than reject-their faith. In their employment and in their interactions with the legal system, the state, NGOs, and political and religious groups, women are changing state practices, views of women in the public sphere, and the nature of lived Islam itself. In contrast to most work on Islam and Muslims, which has focused on the Middle East and has privileged the study of religious and legal texts, this book redirects our attention to South Asia, home to one of the largest Muslim populations in the world, and emphasizes the actual experiences of Muslims. Women and gender, as well as Bangladesh's formally democratic context, are central to this inquiry and analysis.

Alam I Nisv

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ISBN : UOM:39015057949797
Genre : Women
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The Production Of The Muslim Women In Western Gnosis Feminist Theory Maghrebian Nationalism And Literature

Author : Lamia Ben Youssef Zayzafoon
ISBN : MSU:31293023340841
Genre : Feminist theory
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Voices Of New American Women

Author : Bahareh H. Lampert
ISBN : WISC:89101655058
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This dissertation explores the kinds of homes that exist in the Middle Eastern diasporic imagination in light of the conflicting demands from both the host and original communities. I offer close textual analyses of Middle Eastern American women's writing across the genres of short story, novel, poetry, and blogosphere discourses in cyberspace, in order to contribute to on-going discussions about home in the immigrant imagination, ethnicity and gender constructs in the diaspora, and the psychological and emotional dimensions of migration.

Erz Hltechnik Und Erz Hlstrategien In Der Deutschen Literatur Des Mittelalters

Author : Werner Schröder
ISBN : 3503079181
Genre : German literature
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Wolfram Studien

Author : Werner Schröder
ISBN : 3503079181
Genre : German literature
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