By Amira Jarmakani

ISBN-10: 1479815616

ISBN-13: 9781479815616

ISBN-10: 1479820865

ISBN-13: 9781479820863

A curious determine stalks the pages of a unique subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly referred to as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and tasty, the desolate tract prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual energy. within the years given that September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has gradually risen in acceptance in romance novels, even whereas depictions of Arab masculinity as backward and violent in nature have ruled the cultural panorama.   


An Imperialist Love Story contributes to the wider dialog in regards to the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western pop culture. Combining shut readings of novels, discursive research of blogs and boards, and interviews with authors, Jarmakani explores renowned investments within the warfare on terror by way of analyzing the collisions among fable and fact in desolate tract romances. targeting problems with protection, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the function that hope performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist idea and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers an intensive reinterpretation of the conflict on terror, demonstrating romance to be a robust framework for realizing the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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