Western representations of the Muslim woman: from termagant to odalisque, Volym 1997
University of Texas Press, 1999 - 207 sidor
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.
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Review: Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to OdalisqueAnvändarrecension - Steven Salaita - Goodreads
This book is superb. Kahf has moved (successfully) into creative writing, but this book shows her to be a scholar of tremendous acumen and complexity. Läs hela recensionen
Review: Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to OdalisqueAnvändarrecension - Rachel - Goodreads
A scholarly yet readable book, the author's well-reasoned and nuanced point has had an effect on my thinking ever since. After reading it, I met the author briefly. Such a warm personality. Läs hela recensionen
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