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The Resource Unveiling desire : fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East, edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow

Unveiling desire : fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East, edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow

Label
Unveiling desire : fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East
Title
Unveiling desire
Title remainder
fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East
Statement of responsibility
edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Unveiling Desire, Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow show that the duality of the fallen/saved woman is as prevalent in Eastern culture as it is in the West, specifically in literature and films. Using examples from the Middle to Far East, including Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan, and China, this anthology challenges the fascination with Eastern women as passive, abject, or sexually exotic, but also resists the temptation to then focus on the veil, geisha, sati, or Muslim women's oppression without exploring Eastern women's sexuality beyond these contexts. The chapters cover instead mind/body sexual politics, patriarchal cultural constructs, the anatomy of sex and power in relation to myth and culture, denigration of female anatomy, and gender performativity. From Persepolis to Bollywood, and from fairy tales to crime fiction, the contributors to Unveiling Desire show how the struggle for women's liberation is truly global"--Provided by publisher
  • "The Madonna/whore trope, familiar to anyone who is familiar with the Bible or really, any of the many centuries of cautionary tales written about women's sexuality, is usually seen as a Western construction. In Unveiling Desire, Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow show that unfortunately, the duality of the fallen/saved woman is also prevalent in Eastern culture, specifically in the literature and films of the culture. Using examples from the Middle to Far East, including Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan, and China, this anthology challenges the fascination with Eastern women as passive, abject, or sexually exotic, but also resists the temptation to then focus on the veil, geisha, sati, or Muslim women's oppression without exploring Eastern women's sexuality beyond these contexts. The chapters, all original to the volume, cover instead mind/body sexual politics, patriarchal cultural constructs, the anatomy of sex and power in relation to myth and culture, denigration of female anatomy, and gender performativity. From Persepolis to Bollywood, and from fairy tales to crime fiction, the contributors to Unveiling Desire show how the struggle for women's liberation is truly global, and how, by focusing on a wider definition of women's sexuality and agency, the reader can gain a better understanding of how to read these Eastern works"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7082095
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ29
LC item number
.U58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Das, Devaleena
  • Morrow, Colette
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Femmes fatales
  • Symbolism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Middle Eastern
  • Femmes fatales
  • Symbolism
  • Women
  • Asia
Label
Unveiling desire : fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East, edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982591466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780813587844
Lccn
2017012773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852258
System control number
(OCoLC)982591466
Label
Unveiling desire : fallen women in literature, culture, and films of the East, edited by Devaleena Das and Colette Morrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982591466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780813587844
Lccn
2017012773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852258
System control number
(OCoLC)982591466

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