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The female suffering body : illness and disability in modern Arabic literature

Author: Abir Hamdar
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2014.
Series: Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the absence of representations of female illness in Arab literature, exploring how both literary and cultural perspectives on female sickness and disability have transformed in the modern period and finds that over the course of 60 years women with physical ailments have moved from the margins to the center of Arabic literature.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abir Hamdar
ISBN: 9780815633655 0815633653
OCLC Number: 878299179
Description: xi, 166 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The silent subject : illness and disability in male writing, 1950-2000 --
Mediating voices : illness and disability in female writing, 1950-2000 --
Re-writing the suffering body : 2000-
Series Title: Gender, culture, and politics in the Middle East.
Responsibility: Abir Hamdar.

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Examines the absence of representations of female illness in Arab literature, exploring how both literary and cultural perspectives on female sickness and disability have transformed in the modern period and finds that over the course of 60 years women with physical ailments have moved from the margins to the center of Arabic literature.

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Hamdar has made a significant contribution to the critical literature about Arabic language fiction literature. She has provided us with a thoughtful analysis of several novels spanning several Read more...

 
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