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Gendering Orientalism

Race, Femininity and Representation

Reina Lewis

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Routledge
30 November 1995
This study challenges masculinist assumptions relating to the stability and homogeneity of the Orientalist gaze. It argues that women did not have a straightforward access to an implictly male position of Western superiority. Their relationship to the shifting terms of race, nation and gender produced positions from which women writers and artists could articulate alternative representations of racial difference. The extent of women's involvement in the popular field of visual Orientalism is revealed and the presence of Orientalist themes in the work of Henriette Browne and George Eliot is highlighted.
By:   Reina Lewis
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780415124904
ISBN 10:   0415124905
Pages:   324
Publication Date:   30 November 1995
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity and Representation

'Surely the best kind of cultural study. Thoroughly engaged, passionate about its project, - Gendering Orientalism is fueled by the urgent need to rematerialize forms and peculiarities of modern power that have all but disappeared into what we take to be nature. 'An innovatory work, exceptionally useful for teaching ... an invaluable resource.' - Deborah Cherry, University of Manchester


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