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Middle Eastern femininity and feminist narratives.

This article examines the status of women from a feminist perspective through the analysis of narrative texts written in three major Middle Eastern languages: Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. It points out common feminist perspectives on women's issues in the writings of women who use narrative forms to represent their personal experiences. The article shows that cultural and ideological differences impact these writers' worldviews, despite the presence of such common themes in their works as the border, the harem, the veil, freedom, and women's solidarity. Three different attitudes emerge from the analysis: a biased vision to the East, a neutral vision, and an ideologically critical vision.

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Author:Mouikel, Asmaa
Publication:Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics
Article Type:Abstract
Geographic Code:70MID
Date:Jan 1, 2015
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