I Killed Scheherazade

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I Killed Scheherazade

I Killed Scheherazade

Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman

  • Author: Joumana Haddad
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569769338
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
  • View: 652
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For centuries the heroine of "The Arabian Nights," Scheherazade, defined the Arab woman--until Joumana Haddad, an Arab woman herself, had had enough. Haddad angrily challenges prevalent notions of identity and womanhood in the Middle East in this intrepid exploration. While she finds the West's dominant portrayal of Arab women appalling, she finds the image projected by many Middle Eastern women to be infuriating as well. She discusses her intellectual development and the liberating effect of literature on her life, and in the process she transcends religious and cultural perspectives. Ultimately she argues that every woman has not only the right but the duty to ignore social, political, and sexual expectations and be true to herself. Fiery and candid, this is a provocative exploration of what it means to be an Arab woman today that will enlighten and inform a new international feminism. For Haddad, Scheherazade is dead, and the time has come for Arab women to tell their own stories.

Global Justice and Desire

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Global Justice and Desire

Global Justice and Desire

Queering Economy

  • Author: Nikita Dhawan,Antke Engel,Christoph H.E. Holzhey,Volker Woltersdorff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134661177
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
  • View: 8545
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Employing feminist, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, Global Justice and Desire addresses economy as a key ingredient in the dynamic interplay between modes of subjectivity, signification and governance. Bringing together a range of international contributors, the book proposes that both analyzing justice through the lens of desire, and considering desire through the lens of justice, are vital for exploring economic processes. A variety of approaches for capturing the complex and dynamic interplay of justice and desire in socioeconomic processes are taken up. But, acknowledging a complexity of forces and relations of power, domination, and violence – sometimes cohering and sometimes contradictory – it is the relationship between hierarchical gender arrangements, relations of exploitation, and their colonial histories that is stressed. Therefore, queer, feminist, and postcolonial perspectives intersect as Global Justice and Desire explores their capacity to contribute to more just, and more desirable, economies.

Tales of a Severed Head

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Tales of a Severed Head

Tales of a Severed Head

  • Author: Rachida Madani,Marilyn Hacker
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300176287
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 153
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A brilliant retelling of the classic Arab tale of Scheherazade, set in the present day

The Stories of Scheherazade

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The Stories of Scheherazade

The Stories of Scheherazade

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: N.A
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Scheherazade

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Scheherazade

Scheherazade

  • Author: Marisha Chamberlain
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • ISBN: 9780822209966
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 45
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THE STORY: As the play begins, Ann, arriving home in the late evening, is seized by a man in a ski mask who forces her to take him to her apartment. Once there he rapes her--and announces that, as she has ripped away his mask, he will have to kill h

The Arabian nights' entertainments, revised and annotated by J. Mason

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The Arabian nights' entertainments, revised and annotated by J. Mason

The Arabian nights' entertainments, revised and annotated by J. Mason

  • Author: Arabian nights
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Superman is an Arab

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Superman is an Arab

Superman is an Arab

On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions

  • Author: Jumānah Sallūm Ḥaddād
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908906090
  • Category: Arab countries
  • Page: 173
  • View: 2973
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This is not a manifesto against men in general. Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular. It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men: the macho species, Supermen, as they like to envision themselves. But Superman is a lie. In this explosive sequel to I Killed Scheherazade, Joumana Haddad examines the patriarchal system that continues to dominate in the Arab world and beyond. From monotheist religions and the concept of marriage to institutionalised machismo and widespread double standards, Haddad reflects upon the vital need for a new masculinity in these times of revolution and change in the Middle East.

Scheherazade Goes West

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Scheherazade Goes West

Scheherazade Goes West

Different Cultures, Different Harems

  • Author: Fatema Mernissi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743422538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Throughout my childhood, my grandmother Yasmina, who was illiterate and grew up in a harem, repeated that to travel is the best way to learn and to empower yourself. "When a woman decides to use her wings, she takes big risks," she would tell me, but she was convinced that if you didn't use them, it hurt.... So recalls Fatema Mernissi at the outset of her mesmerizing new book. Of all the lessons she learned from her grandmother -- whose home was, after all, a type of prison -- the most central was that the opportunity to cross boundaries was a sacred privilege. Indeed, in journeys both physical and mental, Mernissi has spent virtually all of her life traveling -- determined to "use her wings" and to renounce her gender's alleged legacy of powerlessness. Bursting with the vitality of Mernissi's personality and of her rich heritage, Scheherazade Goes West reveals the author's unique experiences as a liberated, independent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture. Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world -- and the exquisitely embroidered amalgam of clear-eyed autobiography and dazzling meta-fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries -- add up to a deliciously wry, engagingly cosmopolitan, and deeply penetrating narrative. In her previous bestselling works, Mernissi -- widely recognized as the world's greatest living Koranic scholar and Islamic sociologist -- has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East. Now, as a writer and scholarly veteran of the high-wire act of straddling disparate societies, she trains her eyes on the female culture of the West. For her book's inspired central metaphor, Mernissi turns to the ancient Islamic tradition of oral storytelling, illuminating her grandmother's feminized, subversive, and highly erotic take on Scheherazade's wife-preserving tales from The Arabian Nights -- and then ingeniously applying them to her own lyrically embellished personal narrative. Interwoven with vivid ruminations on her childhood, her education, and her various international travels are the author's piquant musings on a range of deeply embedded societal conditions that add up, Mernissi argues, to a veritable "Western harem." A provocative and lively challenge to the common assumption that women have it so much better in the West than anywhere else in the world, Mernissi's book is an entrancing and timely look at the way we live here and now. By inspiring us to reconsider even the most commonplace aspects of our culture with fresh eyes and a healthy dose of suspicion, Scheherazade Goes West offers an invigorating, candid, and entertaining new perspective on the themes and ideas to which Betty Friedan first turned us on nearly forty years ago.

Arabian Nights' Entertainments

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Arabian Nights' Entertainments

Arabian Nights' Entertainments

  • Author: Robert L. Mack
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191605557
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 976
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No other edition offers extensive textual apparatus such as explanatory notes, plot summaries, particularly vital as stories are complex and interwoven. The Sultan Schahriar's misguided resolution to shelter himself from the possible infidelities on his wives leads to an outbreak of barbarity in his kingdoms and a reign of terror in his court, stopped only by the resourceful Scheherazade. The tales with which Scheherazade nightly postpones the muderous intent of the sultan have entered our language and our lives like no other collection of narratives before or since. Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba: all make their spectacular entrance on to the stage of English literary history in the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1704-17). The stories contained in this `store house of ingenious fiction' initiate a pattern of literary reference and influence which today remains as powerful and intense as it was throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This edition reproduces in its entirety the earliest English translation of the French orientalist Antoine Galland's Mille et une Nuits. This remained for over a century the only English translation of the story cycle, influencing an incalculable number of writers, and no other edition offers the complete text supplemented by full textual apparatus. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Arabian nights' entertainments. [Followed by] Vathek, by W. Beckford

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The Arabian nights' entertainments. [Followed by] Vathek, by W. Beckford

The Arabian nights' entertainments. [Followed by] Vathek, by W. Beckford

  • Author: Arabian nights
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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