Colonial Fantasies

Colonial Fantasies

Towards A Feminist Reading of Orientalism

eBook - 1998
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Meyda Yegenoglu investigates the intersection between postcolonial and feminist criticism, via the Western fascination with the veiled women of the Orient. Linking representations of cultural and sexual difference, she shows the Oriental woman to have functioned as the veiled interior of Western identity. Her original and compelling argument calls into question dualistic conceptions of identity and difference, West and East, masculinist assumptions of Orientalism, and Western feminist discourses that seek to "liberate" the veiled woman.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; 1998. Cambridge University Press,
ISBN: 9780511005657
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 182 pages)


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