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By Amira Jarmakani

A curious determine stalks the pages of a different subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly referred to as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and engaging, the desolate tract prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual strength. within the years given that September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has progressively 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 in regards to 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 well known investments within the warfare on terror via reading the collisions among fable and fact in desolate tract romances. targeting problems with safeguard, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the position that hope performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist idea and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers a thorough reinterpretation of the struggle on terror, demonstrating romance to be a robust framework for figuring out the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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