March 5, 2017

Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural by Ella Habiba Shohat,Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany

By Ella Habiba Shohat,Evelyn Azeeza Alsultany

Between the center East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora lines the construction and circulate of discourses approximately "the center East" throughout numerous cultural websites, opposed to the old backdrop of cross-Atlantic Mahjar flows. The ebook highlights the fraught and ambivalent state of affairs of Arabs/Muslims within the Americas, the place they're instantaneously celebrated and demonized, built-in and marginalized, at the same time invisible and spectacularly obvious. The essays hide such topics as Arab hip-hop's transnational imaginary; gender/sexuality and the Muslim electronic diaspora; patriotic drama and the media's warfare on Terror; the worldwide negotiation of the Prophet Mohammad cartoons controversy; the Latin American paradoxes of Turcophobia/Turcophilia; the ambiguities of the bellydancing fad; French and American commodification of Rumi spirituality; the reception of Iranian memoirs as cultural domestication; and the politics of translation of Turkish novels into English. Taken jointly, the essays research the hegemonic discourses that place "the center East" as a consumable exoticized item, whereas additionally constructing advanced understandings of self-representation in literature, cinema/TV, tune, functionality, visible tradition, and electronic areas. Charting the transferring significations of differing and overlapping types of Orientalism, the amount addresses heart jap diasporic practices from a transnational viewpoint that brings postcolonial cultural stories tips on how to endure on Arab American experiences, heart jap reports, and Latin American stories. Between the center East and the Americas disentangles the traditional separation of areas, relocating past the binarist thought of "here" and "there" to imaginatively show the thorough interconnectedness of cultural geographies.

 

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