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Rethinking orientalism : women, travel and the Ottoman harem

Author: Reina Lewis
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2004.
Series: Library of Ottoman studies, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questioning the Western stereotype about the women of the Muslim harem, the author argues that, whilst Orientalist thinking has been challenged, the Western understanding of Middle Eastern culture remains limited.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reina Lewis
ISBN: 1860647308 9781860647307 1860647294 9781860647291
OCLC Number: 968519818
Description: xv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Harem travellers --
2. Empire, nation and culture --
3. Harem : the limits of emancipation --
4. Eroticised bodies : representing other women --
5. Contested behaviours, gendered spaces --
6. Dress acts : the shifting significance of clothes --
Conclusion : commodification, time and nostalgia : the search for authenticity.
Series Title: Library of Ottoman studies, v. 4.
Responsibility: Reina Lewis.
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