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Author Riley, Robin L., 1957-
Title Depicting the veil : transnational sexism and the war on terror / Robin Lee Riley.
Imprint London ; New York : Zed Books, 2013.

Subject Muslim women -- Press coverage.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Women.
Women in mass media.
Islam in mass media.
Women and war.
Mass media and war.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 182 pages .)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Rescuing Afghan women -- 2.̀ Real housewives': married to the enemy -- 3. Ẁhere are the women?' Muslim women's visibility and invisibility -- 4. We are all soldiers now: deploying Western women -- 5. This is what liberation looks like.
Summary Over the last ten years, Western governments and mainstream media have used concepts of white masculine supremacy and feminine helplessness, juxtaposed depictions of women of color as mysterious, sinister and dangerous, to support war. Oscillating between suicide bomber and helpless victim, representations of 'brown women' have spawned both rescue narratives and terrorist alerts. Robin Riley reveals how this kind of transnational sexism has led to a new form of gender imperialism.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1780325126 (electronic bk.)
9781780325125 (electronic bk.)
1299830048 (electronic bk.)
9781299830042 (electronic bk.)
9781780321295 (hardback)
1780321295 (hardback)
9781780321288 (pbk.)
1780321287 (pbk.)
OCLC # 858358392
Additional Format Print version: Riley, Robin L., 1957- Depicting the veil. London : Zed Books, 2013 9781780321295 (DLC) 2012276216 (OCoLC)854618495