Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Colonial Fantasies

Colonial Fantasies
Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism

$24.99 (G)

Part of Cambridge Cultural Social Studies

  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521626583

$ 24.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Meyda Yegenoglu investigates the intersection between postcolonial and feminist criticism, via the Western fascination with the veiled women of the Orient. Linking representations of cultural and sexual difference, she shows the Oriental woman to have functioned as the veiled interior of Western identity. Her original and compelling argument calls into question dualistic conceptions of identity and difference, West and East, masculinist assumptions of Orientalism, and Western feminist discourses that seek to "liberate" the veiled woman.

    • Unique argument relating post-colonial and feminist discourses in one theory about Orientalism
    • Focuses on figure of the veiled woman as archetypal object of Western fascination
    • Combines literary and social science approaches
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521626583
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.427kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mapping the field of colonial discourse
    2. Veiled fantasies: cultural and sexual difference in the discourse of orientalism
    3. Supplementing the Orientalist lack: European ladies in the harem
    4. Sartorial fabric-action: enlightenment and Western feminism
    5. The battle of the veil: women between Orientalism and nationalism.

  • Author

    Meyda Yegenoglu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.