Amira Jarmakani's An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on PDF

By Amira Jarmakani

ISBN-10: 1479815616

ISBN-13: 9781479815616

ISBN-10: 1479820865

ISBN-13: 9781479820863

A curious determine stalks the pages of a unique subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly known as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and tasty, the desolate tract prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual energy. within the years due to the fact September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has gradually risen in acceptance in romance novels, even whereas depictions of Arab masculinity as backward and violent in nature have ruled the cultural panorama.   

 

An Imperialist Love Story contributes to the wider dialog concerning the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western pop culture. Combining shut readings of novels, discursive research of blogs and boards, and interviews with authors, Jarmakani explores renowned investments within the battle on terror by means of interpreting the collisions among fable and truth in barren region romances. targeting problems with safeguard, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the function that hope performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist conception and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers a thorough reinterpretation of the conflict on terror, demonstrating romance to be a strong framework for figuring out the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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