The Colonial Harem

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U of Minnesota Press, 1986 - Social Science - 135 pages
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The harem is one of the central icons of Orientalist mythology, standing in for exoticism, eroticism and oppression, amongst other tropes and motifs. It occupies key places in art and literature, and ... Read full review

Contents

1 The Orient as Stereotype and Phantasm
3
Obstacle and Transparency
7
3 Womens Prisons
17
4 Womens Quarters
27
5 Couples
37
Dress and Jewelry
49
The Rituals
67
Almehs and Bayaderes
85
9 Oriental Sapphism
95
Images of a Suberoticism
105
Notes
127
Selected Bibliography
135
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