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Representations: Muslim Women and Gender in the Colonial Imagination: Overview
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This entry focuses on European travel writing and the construction of the Muslim female during European colonial expansion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During this time, colonialism was neither fixed nor static, but was marked by significant differences in the levels of conquest, annexa…

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Lyons, Lenore, “Representations: Muslim Women and Gender in the Colonial Imagination: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0631>
First published online: 2009



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