The Resource Arab-American women's writing and performance : Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights, Somaya Sami Sabry

Arab-American women's writing and performance : Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights, Somaya Sami Sabry

Label
Arab-American women's writing and performance : Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights
Title
Arab-American women's writing and performance
Title remainder
Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights
Statement of responsibility
Somaya Sami Sabry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The public image of Arabs in America has been radically affected by the 'war on terror'. But stereotypes of Arabs, manifested for instance in Orientalist representations of Sheherazade and the Arabian Nights in Hollywood, have prevailed for much longer. Here Somaya Sabry argues that the Arab-American experience has been powerfully shaped by racial discourse and Orientalism, and is further complicated today by hostility towards Arabs in post-9/11 America. She shows how Arab-American women writers and performers confront and subvert racial stereotypes in this charged context by recasting representations of Sheherazade
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
810.98927
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A73
LC item number
S237 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International library of cultural studies
Series volume
19
Label
Arab-American women's writing and performance : Orientalism, race and the idea of the Arabian nights, Somaya Sami Sabry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; 1. Sheherazade in the West: 'Sheherazadian narrative' as a Dihliz in the Diaspora; 2. Why Recast Her in the West? Sheherazade and Race; 3. Cooking Sheherazade's America: Tasting Arab-American Women's Diasporic Narratives in Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent; 4. 'Fabric-ating' Affiliation: Fashioning Scarves in Muslim-American Women's Diasporic Experiences; 5. Diasporic Articulations: Performing 'Sheherazadian Orality'; 6. Arab-American Literature, Performance and the Future; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn756484426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857719744
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613293176
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25842274
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756484426
  • acaebk0857719742

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