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Representation: Fiction, Modern: Argentina
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In Argentina, not only Orientalist writings, but also texts that attempt to counter them, participate in the Orientalist fixation on sexuality and gender. The power dynamics of the representation of the feminine, feminized, and/or sexualized Orient arise within Argentine works that describe either a faraway Orient or the Arab immigrants present in Argentina. The range of representat…

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Civantos, Christina E., “Representation: Fiction, Modern: Argentina”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001457>
First published online: 2013

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