Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies) (Paperback)

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Meyda Yegenoglu investigates the intersection between postcolonial and feminist criticism, via the Western fascination with the veiled women of the Orient. Linking representations of cultural and sexual difference, she shows the Oriental woman to have functioned as the veiled interior of Western identity. Her original and compelling argument calls into question dualistic conceptions of identity and difference, West and East, masculinist assumptions of Orientalism, and Western feminist discourses that seek to "liberate" the veiled woman.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521626583
ISBN-10: 0521626587
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 1998
Pages: 196
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Cultural Social Studies