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 special subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly referred to as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and engaging, the wasteland prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual energy. within the years in view that September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has progressively risen in reputation 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 well known investments within the struggle on terror by means of interpreting the collisions among delusion and fact in desolate tract romances. concentrating on problems with safety, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the function that wish performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist conception and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers an intensive reinterpretation of the warfare on terror, demonstrating romance to be a robust framework for knowing the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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