New PDF release: An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on

By Amira Jarmakani

A curious determine stalks the pages of a special subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly known as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and tasty, the wasteland prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual strength. within the years considering September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has gradually risen in recognition in romance novels, even whereas depictions of Arab masculinity as backward and violent in nature have ruled the cultural panorama.   


An Imperialist Love Story contributes to the wider dialog concerning the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western pop culture. Combining shut readings of novels, discursive research of blogs and boards, and interviews with authors, Jarmakani explores renowned investments within the warfare on terror through studying the collisions among delusion and truth in desolate tract romances. concentrating on problems with protection, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the function that hope performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist concept and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers a thorough reinterpretation of the conflict on terror, demonstrating romance to be a strong framework for realizing the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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