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By Amira Jarmakani

A curious determine stalks the pages of a unique subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly known as “desert romances.” Animalistic but delicate, darkish and tasty, the wasteland prince or sheikh emanates manliness and uncooked, sexual strength. within the years due to the fact that September eleven, 2001, the sheikh personality has gradually 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 renowned investments within the conflict on terror by means of analyzing the collisions among delusion and truth in desolate tract romances. concentrating on problems with protection, freedom, and liberal multiculturalism, she foregrounds the position that hope performs in modern formations of U.S. imperialism. Drawing on transnational feminist thought and cultural studies, An Imperialist Love Story offers a thorough reinterpretation of the conflict on terror, demonstrating romance to be a robust framework for knowing the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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