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Imagining Arab Womanhood

The Cultural Mythology of Veils, Harems, and Belly Dancers in the U.S.

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A fascinating demonstration of how U.S. representations of veils, harems, and belly dancers have operated as nostalgic and exotic symbols to help rationalize dominant U.S. narratives about power and progress.


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About the authors

AMIRA JARMAKANI is Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies Institute at Georgia State University, USA.

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'This is an outstanding, truly innovative, and very timely project that explores predominant images of Arab women in U.S. popular culture.' - Nadine Naber, Program in American Culture and Department of Women's Studies, University of Michigan, USA