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By Amira Jarmakani

A curious determine stalks the pages of a special subset of mass-market romance novels, aptly referred to 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 reputation 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 struggle on terror through reading the collisions among fable and truth in wilderness romances. targeting problems with defense, 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 an intensive reinterpretation of the battle on terror, demonstrating romance to be a robust framework for realizing the way it works, and the way it perseveres.

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