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Depicting the Veil Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror

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ISBN-10: 1780321287

ISBN-13: 9781780321288

Edition: 2013

Authors: Robin Lee Riley

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This powerful book exposes how gendered Orientalism is wielded to justify Western imperialism.Over the last ten years, Western governments and mainstream media have utilized concepts of white masculine supremacy and feminine helplessness, juxtaposed with Orientalist images depicting women of color as mysterious, sinister and dangerous to support war. Oscillating between "Mrs. Anthrax," female suicide bombers and tragic, helpless victims, representations of "brown women" have spawned both rescue narratives and terrorist alerts.Examining media and pop culture from Sex and the City 2 to Vanity Fair and Time Magazine, Robin Riley uses transnational feminist analysis to reveal how this kind of transnational sexism towards Muslim women in general and Afghan and Iraqi women in particular has led to a new form of gender imperialism.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Rescuing Afghan women
'Real housewives': married to the enemy
'Where are the women?' Muslim women's visibility and invisibility
We are all soldiers now: deploying Western women
This is what liberation looks like
Notes
Bibliography
Index