Contemporary Arab Women Writers by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Contemporary Arab Women Writers
By Anastasia Valassopoulos

Contemporary Arab Women Writers

Cultural Expression in Context

By (author) See other recent books by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $212.00
Your Price: $190.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $21.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $9.54 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Contemporary Arab Women Writers by Anastasia Valassopoulos

Book Description

This book engages with contemporary Arab women writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. In spite of Edward Said's groundbreaking reappraisal of the uneven relationship between the West and the Arab world in Orientalism, there has been little postcolonial criticism of Arab writing. Anastasia Valassopoulos raises the profile of Arab women writers by examining how they negotiate contexts and experiences that have come to be identified with postcoloniality such as the preoccupation with Western feminism, political conflict and war, the social effects of non-conformity and female empowerment, and the negotiation of influential cultural discourses such as orientalism. Contemporary Arab Women Writers revitalizes theoretical concepts associated with feminism, gender studies and cultural studies, and explores how art history, popular culture, translation studies, psychoanalysis and news media all offer productive ways to associate with Arab women's writing that work beyond a limiting socio-historical context. Discussing the writings of authors including Ahdaf Soueif, Nawal El Saadawi, Leila Sebbar, Liana Badr and Hanan Al-Shaykh, this book represents a new direction in postcolonial literary criticism that transcends constrictive monothematic approaches.

Buy Contemporary Arab Women Writers book by Anastasia Valassopoulos from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415353557
ISBN-10: 0415353556
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 12
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Anastasia Valassopoulos

Arab Cultural Studies by Anastasia Valassopoulos Arab Cultural Studies, Paperback (November 2014)

Originally published as a special issue of the Journal for cultural research.

Contemporary Arab Women Writers by Anastasia Valassopoulos Contemporary Arab Women Writers, Paperback (August 2014)

Anastasia Valassopoulos examines how contemporary Arab women writers deal with Western feminism, political conflict, the social effects of non-conformity and female empowerment, and the negotiation of influential cultural discourses.

Literature, Migration and the 'War on Terror' by Anastasia Valassopoulos Literature, Migration and the 'War on Terror', Paperback (April 2013)

This is a collection of essays on literary and cultural representations of migration and terrorism, the cultural impact of 9/11, and the subsequent war on terror. The collection commences with analyses of the relationship between migration and terrorism.

Searching by Anastasia Valassopoulos Searching, Paperback (April 2009)

Fouada meets Farid, her lover, every Tuesday in a restaurant overlooking the Nile. But this week their usual table is deserted. Farid has disappeared. As she searches for him, Fouada becomes tormented by questions.

» View all books by Anastasia Valassopoulos

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Contemporary Arab Women Writers book by Anastasia Valassopoulos and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Anastasia Valassopoulos

Anastasia Valassopoulos lectures on World Literatures at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of articles on Arab women writers, Tunisian film, Egyptian and Algerian popular culture, and has also written on the Iranian graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Anastasia Valassopoulos close
Arab Cultural Studies by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Contemporary Arab Women Writers by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Literature, Migration and the 'War on Terror' by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Arab Cultural Studies by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Literature, Migration and the 'War on Terror' by Anastasia Valassopoulos
Searching by Anastasia Valassopoulos
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close