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Occidentalism: Literary Representations of the Maghrebi Experience of the East-West Encounter

Zahia Smail Salhi

Abstract

The prime objective of this book is to underpin the Maghrebi encounter with the Occident, which evolved from fascination (Occidentophilia), to Ambivalence, to rejection of the Occident (Occidentophobia) through a process of decolonization. It sheds light on many neglected areas in the study of Maghrebi literature and culture by rehabilitating and reintegrating the pre-1945 novels, hitherto shunned as politically decadent, into the history and the study of Maghrebi literature. It deconstructs this endangered literary corpus with depth, and situates it with other works produced concomitantly in ... More

Keywords: Occidentalism, Occidentophilia, Occidentophobia, Ambivalence, Maghrebi literature, Imperial Feminism, Native women, Christian converts, Decolonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780748645800
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645800.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zahia Smail Salhi, author
University of Manchester