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America in an Arab mirror : images of America in Arabic travel literature, 1668 to 9/11 and beyond /
edited by Kamal Abdel-Malek and Mouna El Kahla.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xviii, 222 p.
ISBN
0230620353 (pbk.), 9780230620353 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230620353 (pbk.)
9780230620353 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- America in the Eyes of a Nineteenth-Century Arab * A Stranger in the West: The Trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1894--Mikhail Asad Rustum * The Making of an Image: America as the Unchanged Other, America as the Seductive Female * The America I Have Seen--Sayyid Qutb * An American Immigrant--Ahmad Mustafa * A Love Tour--Mahmud Awad * New York 80--Yusuf Idris * America: The Dream and the Reality * America in the Eyes of an Easterner, Or Eight Years in the U.S.--Philip K. Hitti * Embers and Ashes: Memoirs of an Arab Intellectual--Hisham Sharabi * Land of Magic--Shafiq Jabri * My Days in America--Zaki Najib Mahmud * America [Top Secret]--Ahmad Haridi * The Washington Memoirs--Yusuf al-Hasan * America in the Eyes of Arab Women Travelers * America and I--Jadhibiyya Sidqi * An Egyptian Girl in America--Karima Kamal * The Trip: The Days of an Egyptian Female Student in America--Radwa Ashur * America's Other Face--Layla Abu Zayd * America...The Way It Is--Hala Sarhan * Satirical Views on America * Cheerful America of the Past--Mustafa Amin * My Story with Ivana Trump--Ali Salim * America, You Cheeky Devil--Mahmud al-Saadani * The Sabeel--Kamal Abdel-Malek.
abstract
"This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of America differently engage and revise Arab pre-conceptions of Americans and the West. The country figures as everything from the unchanging Other, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive female, to the Other who is both praiseworthy and reprehensible"--
catalogue key
7604698
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kamal Abdel-Malek is a Professor of Arabic Literature at the American University of Dubai. Mouna El Kahla, a specialist in language pedagogy, is the coordinator of the Arabic program at the Australian University of Wollongong, the Dubai branch.
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"An instructive collection in a globalizing world." --Booklist
"An instructive collection in a globalizing world."--Booklist
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Summaries
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This anthology presents travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of America differently engage and revise Arab pre-conceptions of Americans and the West.
Description for Bookstore
This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century
Main Description
This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel accounts by Arab writers who have visited America between 1668 and 2009. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of America differently engage and revise Arab pre-conceptions of Americans and the West. The country figures as everything from the unchanging Other, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive female, to the Other who is both praiseworthy and reprehensible.
Main Description
This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of America differently engage and revise Arab pre-conceptions of Americans and the West. The country figures as everything from the unchanging Other, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive female, to the Other who is both praiseworthy and reprehensible.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
List of Accounts of Arab Trawlers to America According to Their Date of Publication (1668-2008)p. xv
America in the Eyes of a Nineteenth-Century Arab
A Stranger in the West: The Trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1894p. 3
The Making of an Image: America as the Unchanged Other, America as the Seductive Female
ôThe America I Have Seenö: In the Scale of Human Valuesp. 9
A Love Tourp. 29
An American Immigrantp. 31
New York 80p. 37
America: The Jeans and the Switchbladep. 43
America for Salep. 45
America: The Dream and the Reality, the American as an Example to Emulate
America in the Eyes of an Easterner, Or Eight Yean in the United Statesp. 49
The World in Americap. 55
The Trip to Americap. 59
The Flying Sphinx [in America]p. 61
America Under the Microscopep. 63
My Days in Americap. 67
The Land of Magicp. 81
America: Paradise and Hellfirep. 87
The Washington Memoirsp. 91
America (Top Secret)p. 93
Embers and Ashes: Memoirs of an Arab Intellectp. 97
America in the Eyes of Arab Women Travelers
America and Ip. 105
An Egyptian Girl in Americap. 111
The Trip: The Days of an Egyptian Female Student in Americap. 117
America's Other Facep. 121
America the Way It Isp. 123
Satirical Views of America
Cheerful America of the Past: Journal of a Penniless Student in the United Statesp. 129
America, You Cheeky Devilp. 135
My Story with Eva (Ivana Trump)p. 143
ôThe Sabeel in America,öp. 147
Colonial Spanish America in the Eyes of a Seventeenth-Century Arab (1668)
The Gold and the Tempest: The Journey of Elias al-Musili to America, The First Arab Journey to the New Worldp. 153
Early Egyptian Travelers in America: Muhammad Ali Pasha's Trip in 1912
A Passage to Americap. 157
Accounts of Arab Travelers to America Between 1996 and 2000
The First Glimpse of New Yorkp. 163
An Egyptian in Americap. 167
Accounts of Arab Travelers to America After 9/11
One Americano with Mayonnaise, Pleasep. 173
One Hundred and Eighty Days in Yankeestanp. 177
Returning to California as a Touristp. 181
Deconstructing America: 9/11 and Its Aftermathp. 185
Dusk in Americap. 187
Would You Like to Hate America?p. 189
Cities of the Windp. 193
Americanlip. 195
Why Do They Hate Us?p. 197
The Rise and Fall of the American Empirep. 199
Embrace Condoleezza Rice at Your Own Riskp. 201
Chicagop. 207
Saudis in Americap. 211
The Egyptian Occupation of Americap. 213
Appendix: Accounts of Arab Travelers to America Unlisted in Pan One: Sinbad in the New Worldp. 219
Indexp. 221
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