112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Marketing the Middle Eastern Memoir: Escapee Narratives and the Politics of the Exotic

Atef Laouyene, California State University, Los Angeles

This paper argues that the popularity of narratives about Middle Eastern violence in the afterm of 9/11, especially the testimonial genre, cannot be fully understood unless read through the market-oriented exoticist paradigms of the metropolitan culture industry in which those narratives circulate. 

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