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Representations: Fiction, Modern: Argentina
(1,391 words)

Orientalist discourses – essentialist representations of Arab and Muslim cultures – frequently display a fascination with the sexuality, gender roles, and women of Muslim cultures. In Argentina, not only Orientalist writings, but also texts that attempt to problematize them, participate in this fixation on sexuality and gender. The power dynamics of the representation of the feminine, feminized, and/or sexualized Orient arises within Argentine works that describe either a far-away Orient or the …

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Civantos, Christina E., “Representations: Fiction, Modern: Argentina”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0624a>
First published online: 2009

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