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Arab Women S Lives Retold

Author : Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
ISBN : 0815631472
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examining late twentieth-century autobiographical writing by Arab women novelists, poets, and artists, this anthology explores the ways in which Arab women have portrayed and created their identities within differing social environments. Even as the collection dismantles standard notions of Arab female subservience, the works presented here go well beyond the confines of those traditional boundaries. The book explores the many routes Arab women writers have taken to speak to each other, to their readers, and to the world at large. Drawing from a rich body of literature, the essays collectively attest to the surprisingly lively and committed roles Arab women play in varied geographic regions, at home and abroad. These recent writings assess how the interplay between individual, private, ethnic identity and the collective, public, global world of politics has impacted Arab women's rights.

Reading Arab Women S Autobiographies

Author : Nawar Al-Hassan Golley
ISBN : 029270545X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author applies a number of Western critical theories to Arab women's autobiographical works, including Marxism, feminism, colonial discourse & narrative theory, & at the same time interrogates these theories against chosen texts to test their adequacy for analysis of writings from other cultures.

Arab Voices In Diaspora

Author : Layla Maleh
ISBN : 9789042027183
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Arab Voices in Diaspora offers a wide-ranging overview and an insightful study of the field of anglophone Arab literature produced across the world. The first of its kind, it chronicles the development of this literature from its inception at the turn of the past century until the post 9/11 era. The book sheds light not only on the historical but also on the cultural and aesthetic value of this literary production, which has so far received little scholarly attention. It also seeks to place anglophone Arab literary works within the larger nomenclature of postcolonial, emerging, and ethnic literature, as it finds that the authors are haunted by the same 'hybrid', 'exilic', and 'diasporic' questions that have dogged their fellow postcolonialists. Issues of belonging, loyalty, and affinity are recognized and dealt with in the various essays, as are the various concerns involved in cultural and relational identification. The contributors to this volume come from different national backgrounds and share in examining the nuances of this emerging literature. Authors discussed include Elmaz Abinader, Diana Abu-Jaber, Leila Aboulela, Leila Ahmed, Rabih Alameddine, Edward Atiyah, Shaw Dallal, Ibrahim Fawal, Fadia Faqir, Khalil Gibran, Suheir Hammad, Loubna Haikal, Nada Awar Jarrar, Jad El Hage, Lawrence Joseph, Mohja Kahf, Jamal Mahjoub, Hisham Matar, Dunya Mikhail, Samia Serageldine, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ameen Rihani, Mona Simpson, Ahdaf Soueif, and Cecile Yazbak.Contributors: Victoria M. Abboud, Diya M. Abdo, Samaa Abdurraqib, Marta Cariello, Carol Fadda–Conrey, Cristina Garrigós, Lamia Hammad, Yasmeen Hanoosh, Waïl S. Hassan, Richard E. Hishmeh, Syrine Hout, Layla Al Maleh, Brinda J. Mehta, Dawn Mirapuri, Geoffrey P. Nash, Boulus Sarru, Fadia Fayez Suyoufie

A Poetics Of Arabic Autobiography

Author : Ariel M. Sheetrit
ISBN : 9781000052435
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the poetics of autobiographical masterpieces written in Arabic by Leila Abouzeid, Hanan al-Shaykh, Samuel Shimon, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Salim Barakat, Mohamed Choukri and Hanna Abu Hanna. These literary works articulate the life story of each author in ways that undermine the expectation that the "self"—the "auto" of autobiography—would be the dominant narrative focus. Although every autobiography naturally includes and relates to others to one degree or another, these autobiographies tend to foreground other characters, voices, places and texts to the extent that at times it appears as though the autobiographical subject has dropped out of sight, even to the point of raising the question: is this an autobiography? These are indeed autobiographies, Sheetrit argues, albeit articulating the story of the self in unconventional ways. Sheetrit offers in-depth literary studies that expose each text’s distinct strategy for life narrative. Crucial to this book’s approach is the innovative theoretical foundation of relational autobiography that reveals the grounding of the self within the collective—not as symbolic of it. This framework exposes the intersection of the story of the autobiographical subject with the stories of others and the tensions between personal and communal discourse. Relational strategies for self-representation expose a movement between two seemingly opposing desires—the desire to separate and dissociate from others, and the desire to engage and integrate within a particular relationship, community, culture or milieu. This interplay between disentangling and conscious entangling constitutes the leitmotif that unites the studies in this book.

Mapping Arab Women S Movements

Author : Pernille Arenfeldt
ISBN : 9789774164989
Genre : Social Science
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This pioneering collection of analyses focuses on the ideologies and activities of formal women's organizations and informal women's groups across a range of Arab countries. With contributions on Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the Arab diaspora in the United States, Mapping Arab Women's Movements contributes to delineating similarities and differences between historical and contemporary efforts toward greater gender justice. The authors explore the origins of women's movements, trace their development during the past century, and address the impact of counter-movements, alliances, and international collaborations within the region and beyond, providing accessible accounts for scholars and others interested in the Middle East and in women's movements in other settings.

Western Representations Of The Muslim Woman

Author : Mohja Kahf
ISBN : 0292743378
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the "termagant" became an "odalisque" in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.

In The House Of Silence

Author : Fadia Faqir
ISBN : UOM:39015045698159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Intended to complement the novels in the "Arab Women Writers" series, this is a collection of autobiographical writings by 13 leading Arab women authors. They describe their experiences and describe the often difficult conditions under which their narratives were written.

Teta Mother And Me

Author : Jean Said Makdisi
ISBN : UOM:39015060387621
Genre : History
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Using unpublished family documents, the memories of friends and acquaintances, and histories of the region and period, Makdisi traces her family's personal story against the backdrop of political events as they take place in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and the United States. The story begins in the 1880's of her grandmother's early childhood in Ottoman Syria; details her mother's experiences of two world wars and their repercussions for the Middle East; and concludes with the author's own experience of raising a family in Beirut, amidst the endless, futile, disillusioning fratricide of the Lebanese civil war (1975-90). This intimate biography reveals the unsung private histories of three extraordinary women--as they work, play and raise families under the most difficult of circumstances.

Contesting Realities

Author : Susanne Dahlgren
ISBN : IND:30000127739443
Genre : History
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Tracing the social and political history of Aden since the late colonial era, Dahlgren explores the evolving ways in which the society has been established in a tension between contesting normative orders. She offers a complex picture of Adeni society in which norms for morality and propriety vary according to the context of the social space.

Bento Box In The Heartland

Author : Linda Furiya
ISBN : 158005191X
Genre : Cooking
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The syndicated food columnist blends childhood memories, food, and cultural identity in a memoir revealing what life was like in the 1960s for the only Asian American family living in the farming community of Versailles, Indiana.

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722868
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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Black Routes To Islam

Author : Manning Marable
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124146007
Genre : Religion
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The Critical Black Studies Series celebrates its fourth volume, Black Routes to Islam. The series, under the general supervision of Manning Marable, features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience--in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Previously published in the series are Transnational Blackness, Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader (September 2007) and Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader (January 2008). Celebrating the fourth volume of CRITICAL BLACK STUDIES Series Editor: Manning Marable The authors included in this volume explore different dimensions of the more than century-long interaction between Black America and Islam. Starting with the 19th century narratives of African American travelers to the Holy Land, the following chapters probe Islam’s role in urban social movements, music and popular culture, gender dynamics, relations between African Americans and Muslim immigrants, and the racial politics of American Islam with the ongoing war in Iraq and the US’s deepening involvement in the Orient.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015081489638
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

A War Of Words

Author : Yasir Suleiman
ISBN : 0521546567
Genre : History
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Suleiman's book considers national identity in relation to language, the way in which language can be manipulated to signal political, cultural or historical difference. As a language with a long-recorded heritage and one spoken by the majority of those in the Middle East in various dialects, Arabic is a particularly appropriate vehicle for such an investigation. It is also a penetrating device for exploring the conflicts of the Middle East.'This is a well-crafted, well organized, and eloquent book. 'Karin Ryding, Georgetown University

Repossessing The World

Author : Helen M. Buss
ISBN : 9780889204089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Annotation A critical inquiry into women's use of the memoir, a form that has often been dismissed as less significant than autobiography, less professional than the novel, and less intellectual than the essay. Buss (aka Margaret Clarke; English, U. of Calgary) argues that the memoir "bridges the typical strategies of historical and literary discourses in order to establish necessary connections between the private and the public, the personal and political ... The memoir is increasingly used (by women) to interrogate the private individual's relationship to a history and/or a culture from which she finds her experience of her self and her life excluded." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

New Books On Women Gender And Feminism

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ISBN : UCBK:C098759700
Genre : Feminism
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The African Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213189637
Genre : Africa
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Autobiography And The Construction Of Identity And Community In The Middle East

Author : NA NA
ISBN : 0312219660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ranging from the early modern period to the present day, this edited collection uses biography as a window into the history of the Arab-Islamic Middle East. The contributors reinterpret the lives of the famous such as George Antonius and Doria Shafiq and rediscover the lives of individuals previously consigned to the margins of history, including the notorious individuals of 17th-century Syria and the 20th-century Palestinian activist Kulthum Auda. The book also draws on the biographical tradition of Arab historical writing, including biographical dictionaries, for an understanding of the region s social and cultural history. Interdisciplinary in scope and theoretically informed, this volume brings to light individual lives which are essential to an understanding of Middle Eastern history.

Just Advocacy?

Author : Wendy S. Hesford
ISBN : 0813535891
Genre : Political Science
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'Just Advocacy?' sheds light on the often overlooked ways that women and children are further subjugated when political or humanitarian groups represent them solely as victims and portray the individuals that are helping them as paternal saviours.

Teaching World Literature

Author : David Damrosch
ISBN : UOM:39015080838892
Genre : Education
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This is an exciting, and unsettling, time to be teaching world literature, writes David Damrosch. Because the range of works taught in world literature courses has expanded enormously, both historically and geographically, the task of selection—and of teacher preparation—has grown more challenging. Teachers of this field must grapple with such issues as coverage, cultural difference, and the role of translation in the classroom. Should one emphasize masterpieces or traditions, concepts or themes? How does one avoid making a work bear the burden of representing an entire tradition? To what extent should anthologies be used? Can a course be global in scope and yet focus on a few works, authors, moments? This collection of thirty-two essays in the MLA series Options for Teaching offers an array of solutions to these challenges, reflecting the wide variety of institutions, courses, and students described by the contributors. An annotated bibliography is provided, with a listing of useful Web sites.

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