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100 1  Steet, Linda,|d1949-|0
245 10 Veils and daggers :|ba century of National geographic's 
       representation of the Arab world /|cLinda Steet. 
264  1 Philadelphia :|bTemple University Press,|c2000. 
300    xii, 194 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and 
505 00 |g1|tWhat Would I Be Without You?|g9 --|g2|t"The Arab Is 
       an Anachronism": National Geographic, 1888 Through the 
       1920s|g32 --|g3|t"The Fury and Excess": National 
       Geographic, 1930s Through the 1940s|g78 --|g4|t"The 
       Arabian Nightmares": National Geographic, 1950s Through 
       the 1960s|g107 --|g5|t"Anonymous Women": National 
       Geographic, 1970s Through the 1980s|g129 --|tAfterword: 
       The Bazaar and the Bizarre|g153. 
520    National Geographic magazine is an American popular 
       culture icon that, since its founding in 1888, has been on
       a nonstop tour classifying and cataloguing the peoples of 
       the world. With more than ten million subscribers, 
       National Geographic is the third largest magazine in 
       America, following only TV Guide and Reader's Digest. 
       National Geographic has long been a staple of school and 
       public libraries across the country. 
520 80 In Veils and Daggers, Linda Steet provides a critically 
       insightful and alternative interpretation of National 
       Geographic. Through an analysis of the journal's 
       discourses in Orientalism, patriarchy, and primitivism in 
       the Arab world as well as textual and visual constructions
       of Arab men and women, Islam, and Arab culture, Veils and 
       Daggers unpacks the ideological perspectives that have 
       guided National Geographic throughout its history. Drawing
       on cultural, feminist, and postcolonial criticism, Steet 
       generates alternative readings that challenge the 
       magazine's claims to objectivity. In this fascinating 
       journey, it becomes clear that neither text nor image in 
       the magazine can be regarded as natural or self-evident 
       and she artfully demonstrates that the act of representing
       others "inevitably involves some degree of violence, 
       decontextualization, miniaturization, etc." The subject 
       area known as Orientalism, she shows, is a manmade concept
       that as such must be studied as an integral component of 
       the social, rather than the natural or divine world. 
520 80 Veils and Daggers repositions and redefines National 
       Geographic as an educational journal. Steet's work is an 
       important and groundbreaking contribution in the area of 
       social construction of knowledge, social foundations 
       ofeducation, popular educational media, and social studies
       as well as racial identity, ethnicity, gender. Once 
       encountered, readers of National Geographic will never 
       regard it in the same manner again. 
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