Performing ‘Little Egypt’: Ashea Wabe and the American Harem Scenario

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

The belly dancer Ashea Wabe reached national fame as ‘Little Egypt’ in her provocative performances on and off stage in the late nineteenth century. I argue that her strategic embodiment of colonial harem fantasies was integral to the development of an American harem scenario that merges orientalist fantasies with the specter of U.S. slavery.
TitelApproaching Transnational America in Performance
RedaktørerBirgit M. Bauridl , Pia Wiegmink
Udgivelses stedFrankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien
ForlagPeter Lang
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783631701553
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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