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Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Overview
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The neocolonial harem

The Orientalist phenomenon of the imperialist or colonial harem gave rise to a body of scholarship and studies on cultural representation and the construction of symbols in s…

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Abou-Bakr, Omaima, “Representations: Memoirs, Autobiographies, Biographies: Writing in Another Language: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0697>
First published online: 2011



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