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Will the Real Pakistani Woman Please Stand Up?

Empire, Visual Culture and the Brown Female Body

Moon Charania (author)

ISBN: 9780786499991

Publication Date: Nov 2015

Format: Paperback

In a series of absorbing case studies, this book focuses on the portrayal of Pakistani women in the global media. Analyzing Hollywood films, British documentaries, newspapers and mainstream US magazines, this book traces sensational female figures of Pakistan - all of whom have been subject to patriarchal violence - highlighting the imagery of exploitation and eroticism.
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In a series of absorbing case studies, this book focuses on the portrayal of Pakistani women in the global media. Analyzing Hollywood films, British documentaries, newspapers and mainstream U.S. magazines, this book traces sensational female figures of Pakistan - all of whom have been subject to patriarchal violence - highlighting the imagery of exploitation and eroticism. The authors' examination of these images addresses questions of spectatorship and fetishism in the age of globalization and the racial and imperial politics of liberal feminism.
Illustrations 7 photographs
Pages 160
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Nov 2015
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Cultural studies   Media studies   Gender studies: women   Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies   Feminism & feminist theory  
Moon Charania is a visiting lecturer of Sociology at Georgia State University, USA. She has published essays in various journals and collections, most recently, in Sexualities. She has taught Feminist Studies, Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women, Sexuality and Islam at both Tulane University and Georgia State University. She lives in Atlanta.

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