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The Resource Veils and daggers : a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world, Linda Steet

Veils and daggers : a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world, Linda Steet

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Veils and daggers : a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world
Title
Veils and daggers
Title remainder
a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world
Statement of responsibility
Linda Steet
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Veils and Daggers, Linda Steet provides a critically insightful and alternative interpretation of National Geographic. Through an analysis of the journal's discourses in Orientalism, patriarchy, and primitivism in the Arab world as well as textual and visual constructions of Arab men and women, Islam, and Arab culture, Veils and Daggers unpacks the ideological perspectives that have guided National Geographic throughout its history. Drawing on cultural, feminist, and postcolonial criticism, Steet generates alternative readings that challenge the magazine's claims to objectivity. In this fascinating journey, it becomes clear that neither text nor image in the magazine can be regarded as natural or self-evident and she artfully demonstrates that the act of representing others 'inevitably involves some degree of violence, decontextualization, miniaturization, etc.' The subject area known as Orientalism, she shows, is a man-made concept that as such must be studied as an integral component of the social, rather than the natural or divine world. Veils and Daggers repositions and redefines National Geographic as an educational journal."
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
National geographic
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steet, Linda
Dewey number
910/.917/4927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS38.9
LC item number
.S73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Arab countries
Summary URI
http://books.google.com/books?id=LJN4Gd7wE9gC
Label
Veils and daggers : a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world, Linda Steet
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) 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
  • What Would I Be Without You?
  • "The Arab Is an Anachronism": National Geographic, 1888 Through the 1920s
  • "The Fury and Excess": National Geographic, 1930s Through the 1940s
  • "The Arabian Nightmares": National Geographic, 1950s Through the 1960s
  • "Anonymous Women": National Geographic, 1970s Through the 1980s
  • Afterword: The Bazaar and the Bizarre
Control code
41712137
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781566397520
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99037257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Veils and daggers : a century of National geographic's representation of the Arab world, Linda Steet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) 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
  • What Would I Be Without You?
  • "The Arab Is an Anachronism": National Geographic, 1888 Through the 1920s
  • "The Fury and Excess": National Geographic, 1930s Through the 1940s
  • "The Arabian Nightmares": National Geographic, 1950s Through the 1960s
  • "Anonymous Women": National Geographic, 1970s Through the 1980s
  • Afterword: The Bazaar and the Bizarre
Control code
41712137
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781566397520
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
99037257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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