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Author Jarmakani, Amira, 1974-
Title An imperialist love story : desert romances and the War on Terror / Amira Jarmakani.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2015]

Author Jarmakani, Amira, 1974-
Subject Romance fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Erotic stories, American -- History and criticism.
Heroes in literature.
Masculinity in literature.
Desire in literature.
Deserts in literature.
East and West in literature.
Social values in literature.
Add Title Desert romances and the War on Terror
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 267 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-256) and index.
Contents Introduction: the romantic sheikh as hero of the War on Terror -- "To catch a sheikh?" in the War on Terror -- Desert is just another word for freedom -- Desiring the big bad blade: the racialization of the sheikh -- To make a woman happy in bed ... -- Conclusion: the ends.
Summary A curious figure stalks the pages of a distinct subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly called "desert romances." Animalistic yet sensitive, dark and attractive, the desert prince or sheikh emanates manliness and raw, sexual power. In the years since September 11, 2001, the sheikh character has steadily risen in popularity in romance novels, even while depictions of Arab masculinity as backward and violent in nature have dominated the cultural landscape. An Imperialist Love Story contributes to the broader conversation about the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781479896059 (electronic bk.)
1479896055 (electronic bk.)
9781479815616
1479815616
9781479820863
1479820865
OCLC # 951103577
Additional Format Print version: Jarmakani, Amira, 1974- Imperialist love story. New York : New York University Press, [2015] 9781479815616 (DLC) 2015004666 (OCoLC)893452369.


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