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By Somaya Sami Sabry

ISBN-10: 1848855680

ISBN-13: 9781848855687

the general public snapshot of Arabs in the US has been notably stricken by the ‘war on terror’. yet stereotypes of Arabs, manifested for example in Orientalist representations of Sheherazade and the Arabian Nights in Hollywood and American pop culture, have prevailed much longer. the following Somaya Sabry lines the robust results of racial discourse and 19th- and twentieth-century American Orientalism at the Arab-American event, environment the level for a dialogue of up to date Arab-American women’s responses. She indicates how Arab-American girls writers and performers confront and subvert racial stereotypes during this charged context, that's additional complex at the present time through hostility in the direction of Arabs in post-9/11 America.

How do Arab-American girls writers and performers interrogate crucial tropes within the present polarized and old second? Sabry means that the determine of Sheherazade and the assumption of the Arabian Nights, with their topics of transformation and alter, provide a typical cultural area for the exploration and reinterpretation of those stereotypes around the paintings of up to date writers and performers-from Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent to Mohja Kahf’s E-Mails from Scheherazad, from Laila Farah’s residing within the Hyphen-Nation to Maysoon Zayid’s stand-up comedy. via shut readings and significant analyses Sabry finds how each one of those writers and performers have interaction in various methods with Sheherazadian narrative and orality, and therefore forge a place for cultural translation and negotiation-interrogating stereotypes of oppressed Muslim/Arab ladies even as that they navigate belonging and identification in a hostile/ambivalent atmosphere.

Combining literary, cultural and political research, and laying off new mild on Arab-American women’s negotiations of identification, this booklet might be essential for all these drawn to the Arab-American international, American ethnic reviews and race, in addition to diaspora reviews, women’s experiences, literature, cultural reports and function studies.

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The general public photograph of Arabs in the US has been appreciably tormented by the ‘war on terror’. yet stereotypes of Arabs, manifested for example in Orientalist representations of Sheherazade and the Arabian Nights in Hollywood and American pop culture, have prevailed much longer. right here Somaya Sabry lines the strong results of racial discourse and 19th- and twentieth-century American Orientalism at the Arab-American event, environment the degree for a dialogue of latest Arab-American women’s responses.

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