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Index

alienation, 2, 11, 76, 82, 84, 132, 150, 160, 163, 170, 190

Arabness, 20, 32, 33, 38, 41, 43, 54–57, 59

constructedness of Arabness, 20

Arab Muslim women, 62, 63, 92

Burqa, 70

exotic, 4, 6, 7, 12, 68, 101, 110, 111, 140, 142, 149, 217

female body, 14, 15, 109

Harem, 3, 47, 48, 50–52, 65, 66, 110, 225

honor killing, 7

la femme orientale, 120

marginalization, 3, 15, 104, 151

Arabian Nights,, 104, 217

art of silence, 185

assimilation, 5, 69

acculturation, 5

Americanized, 113, 132, 147, 197

American dream, 132, 143–147, 172

baklava, 192

“blind spot,”, 4, 95

border crossings, iii, iv, 8, 9, 20, 95, 179, 181, 213, 225

borderlands, 9, 126, 220

contact zone, 124

clash of ignorance, 86, 89, 93, 97, 98, 120, 231

clash of civilizations, 90, 91, 228

collective memory, 181

nostalgia, 71, 86, 181, 190, 124

colonial discourse, 89, 228, 230

contrapuntal, 24, 29, 30, 34, 57, 71, 89, 92, 191, 214, 222

cultural creolization, 220

Crusades, 6

difference, 4, 6, 11, 12–14, 63, 68–71, 73, 86, 87, 90–94, 96, 98, 99, 114, 117, 120, 121, 124, 126, 140, 155, 157, 165, 197, 206–208, 217, 220, 230

authenticity, 12, 216

decentered, 176

disconnectedness, 164, 165, 210, 211

dislocation, 9, 124, 125, 129, 133, 176, 223

displacement, vii, 9, 17, 33, 72, 86, 88, 123, 125–129, 131–137, 139, 140, 145, 151, 159, 160, 163, 171, 176, 178, 213, 222, 223, 229, 231

essentialism, 13

ethnicity, 12, 87, 118, 229, 232

exotic otherness, 12

hybridity, 12, 68, 69, 77, 89, 90, 101, 120, 160, 170, 230

identity politics, 12, 68, 69

rootlessness, 123, 164

ecstasy, 166, 231

Enoch Powell laws, 23

exile, iv, vii, 4, 8–9, 10, 16, 23–26, 29, 30, 52, 53, 56, 57, 71–73, 76, 84, 89, 116, 118, 131, 228, 151, 160, 173, 175–194, 196, 200–203, 208, 210, 211, 214–216, 219–222, 225, 226, 228–231