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by M. Godzich W. Godzich Malek Alloula

The Colonial Harem (Theory & History of Literature) download ebook
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0719019079
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978-0719019074
Author:
M. Godzich W. Godzich Malek Alloula
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Manchester University Press (March 5, 1987)
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Malek Alloula has collected, arranged, and annotated picture postcards of Algerian women produced and sent .

Malek Alloula has collected, arranged, and annotated picture postcards of Algerian women produced and sent by the French during the first three decades of this century. Alloula's reading of these photographs locates them in their historical context and examines them through the lens of contemporary critical theory. Women who will later be central to the fight for independence in Algeria are set up in the photographer's studio to represent the Frenchman's phantasm of the Oriental female and of life in the harem.

In "the colonial harem," Malek Alloula reverses the camera and literally enables the readers to observe the observer and his "colonial gaze. As a final note, Barbara Harlow's introduction itself is worth reading alone for a better grasp of the complex issues that underlie the representation of the other. This item: The Colonial Harem (Theory and History of Literature). Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Introduction by Barbara Harlow. Series: Theory and History of Literature. Her cosmetic bag, which she holds so awkwardly under the gaze of the French soldiers as she leaves the Arab quarter of Algiers (the Casbah, ormadina) to enter the French section (orville nouvelle) of the city, contains explosives destined for the milk bar in the rue d’Isly. It is 1956 and the Battle of Algiers is about to begin Save.

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Malek Alloula, an Algerian writer now living in France, has . The Colonial Harem deserves a central place in the growing literature of decolonization.

Malek Alloula, an Algerian writer now living in France, has published several volumes of poetry in French. Le harem colonial was first published in France in 1981. Myrna Godzich is translator of two books forthcoming from Minnesota: Alan Touraine’s Return of the Actor and Predrag Matvejevitch’s The Poetics of the Event.

Wlad Godzich, one of the animators of the turn toward literary theory, seeks to restore historical consciousness t. At the onset of modernity in the 16th century, literature and history were divided. More). Wlad Godzich, one of the animators of the turn toward literary theory, seeks to restore historical consciousness t.

Theory & History of Literature. By (author) Malek Alloula, Translated by Myrna Godzich, Translated by Wlad Godzich.

Reviews:
  • Marelyne
Anyone who has parsed Fanon on racism-colonialism, Edward Said on orientalism, and Andrea Dworkin
on pornography, will appreciate the intersections of racism, imperialism, gender and the (dis)uses of photography
and the photo-possessive gaze brought together in The Colonial Harem-- a most readable text that helps us
attain connective illumination. Looking at the colonial postcards, it takes no great leap of imagination to run
a slide show in the photo-filled mind of every conceivable kind of fun house mirror racist-sexist-imperialist
image that has been generated to perpetuate relations of domination and submission. Ultimately, of course,
the images teach us that it is the senders and recipients of the postcards who may never leave the mental
confines of their own colonized perceptions.
  • DABY
Great quality photographs!
  • Granijurus
Because I had a better understanding of the book by looking at it a second time. The first time, I had to read in a hurry in the library. And I also appreciate the contribution of female writers in literature.
  • Syleazahad
I know that this is an old book, and it was advertised as good, but it was really wasn't in "good" condition, the binding was intact, but the pages were written all over and there was minor damages in the page structure.
  • Madi
I strongly recommend "the colonial harem" for everyone interested in Orientalism, colonial and postcolonial literature, and the subaltern studies. In "the colonial harem," Malek Alloula reverses the camera and literally enables the readers to observe the observer and his "colonial gaze." As a final note, Barbara Harlow's introduction itself is worth reading alone for a better grasp of the complex issues that underlie the representation of the other. - Definitely worth buying!
  • Fenritaur
From start to finish a diatribe against the evil French who pandered photographs proporting to be of Algerian women to the decadent west in an unsuccessful attempt to subjugate the Algerian people by doing so.
The author was equally distainfull of what he aparently considered the non-human things pretending to be Algerian women who appeared in these old photographs.
He used a few of the worst quality of these postcards to prove his points, which were driven home with questionable references to psychology.
Of course these photographs were the pornography of the day but they can often be beautiful works of art in their own right.
What the author does not anywhere mention in this venemous discourse is who the models actually were, if not Algerian women. In fact, that is exactly what they were, no matter how they dressed.
The earlier ones were often of slaves. Most of the others were of young girls without the protection of family driven into prostitution. It is not the French who were responcible for this. It was the Algerians themselves. Though the author does not show it, there were often series of photographs taken of the same girls. It is obvious when viewing these series that many of these girls were having the times of their often short, tragic lives being photographed. Others show the dispair of social evil.
The author shows none of this.
This book isn't worth the paper its written on. Don't waste your money.