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The Resource Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work, Billie Melman

Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work, Billie Melman

Label
Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work
Title
Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918
Title remainder
sexuality, religion and work
Statement of responsibility
Billie Melman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this original new study Billie Melman recovers the unwritten history of the European experience of the Middle East during the colonial era. She focuses on the evolution of Orientalism and the reconstruction--through contact with other cultures--of gender and class." "Beginning with the eighteenth century Billie Melman describes the many ways in which women looked at oriental people and places and developed a discourse which presented a challenge to hegemonic notions on the exotic and "different." Their contact with, and observation of, Middle Eastern people, especially women, created a reassessment of Western domestic and sexual politics and even a solidarity of gender, which cut across race and religion. Billie Melman examines the writings of famous feminist writers, travellers, ethnographers, missionaries, archaeologists, and Biblical scholars, many of whose writings are studied here for the first time. Women's Orients, by introducing gender and class into the ongoing debate on relations between colonial politics and culture, challenges traditional interpretations of Orientalism and other forms of cross-cultural representation."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melman, Billie
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women Middle East specialists
  • Women
  • Ethnology
  • Middle East specialists
  • Women authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Middle East
Label
Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work, Billie Melman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-397) 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
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Orientalism, travel and gender -- A prosopography of travel, 1763-1914 -- The women's harem: autonomy, sexuality and solidarity -- Harem literature, 1763-1914: tradition and innovation -- The eighteenth-century harem (1717-89): Lady Montagu, Lady Craven and the genealogy of comparative 'morals' -- Exorcising Sheherezad: the Victorians and the harem -- The haremlik as a bourgeois home: autonomy, community and solidarity -- Evangelising the orient: women's work and the evolution of evangelical ethnography -- Evangelical travel and the evangelical construction of gender -- The women of Christ church: work, literature and community in nineteenth-century Jerusalem -- 'Domestic life in Palestine': Evangelical ethnography, faith and prejudice -- Feminising the landscape -- A secular geography of the orient: authority, gender and travel -- Harriet Martineau's anti-pilgrimage: autobiography, history and landscape -- Queen Hatasu's beard: Amelia Edwards, the scientific journey and the emergence of the first female ' orientalists' -- An 'orientalist' couple: Anne Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and the Pilgrimage to Najd
Control code
24318721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 417 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472103324
Isbn Type
(alk.)
Lccn
91032433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1449174
Label
Women's Orients: English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work, Billie Melman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-397) 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
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Orientalism, travel and gender -- A prosopography of travel, 1763-1914 -- The women's harem: autonomy, sexuality and solidarity -- Harem literature, 1763-1914: tradition and innovation -- The eighteenth-century harem (1717-89): Lady Montagu, Lady Craven and the genealogy of comparative 'morals' -- Exorcising Sheherezad: the Victorians and the harem -- The haremlik as a bourgeois home: autonomy, community and solidarity -- Evangelising the orient: women's work and the evolution of evangelical ethnography -- Evangelical travel and the evangelical construction of gender -- The women of Christ church: work, literature and community in nineteenth-century Jerusalem -- 'Domestic life in Palestine': Evangelical ethnography, faith and prejudice -- Feminising the landscape -- A secular geography of the orient: authority, gender and travel -- Harriet Martineau's anti-pilgrimage: autobiography, history and landscape -- Queen Hatasu's beard: Amelia Edwards, the scientific journey and the emergence of the first female ' orientalists' -- An 'orientalist' couple: Anne Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and the Pilgrimage to Najd
Control code
24318721
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 417 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472103324
Isbn Type
(alk.)
Lccn
91032433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1449174

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