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Author Whitlock, Gillian Lea, 1953-

Title Soft weapons : autobiography in transit / Gillian Whitlock
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007


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Description x, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Arablish : the Baghdad blog -- The skin of the burka : recent life narratives from Afghanistan -- Testimony incarnate : read my lips -- Branding : the veiled best-seller -- Tainted testimony : the work of scandal -- Embedded : memoir and correspondents -- The pangs of exile : memoir out of Iran -- Bookends : autographics
Summary Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi's comics, and "Baghdad Blogger" Salam Pax's Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, globalization, and terror. But while autobiography and other genres of life writing can help us attend to people whose experiences are frequently unseen and unheard, life narratives can also be easily co-opted into propaganda. In Soft Weapons, Gillian Whitlock explores the dynamism and ubiquity of contemporary life writing about the Middle East and shows how these works have been packaged, promoted, a
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Whitlock, Gillian, 1953-
Exiles -- Iran -- Biography -- History and criticism
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Biography -- History and criticism
Afghanistan -- Biography -- History and criticism
Middle East -- Biography -- History and criticism
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 2006016447
ISBN 0226895254 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226895262 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780226895253 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226895260 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Autobiography in transit