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Nineteenth Century Colonialism, Salvation and the Male Gaze

Nineteenth Century Colonialism, Salvation and the Male Gaze: Influences on the European-Western and Islamic Woman

This paper surveys the implications of nineteenth century colonialism serving as a conduit of patriarchal societal roles for European women whereas Islamic women rejected those notions and cultivated their own personhood. The paper acknowledges the cultural perceptions of the West feeling the necessity of saving the Rest. In considering Laura Mulvey's theory of the Male Gaze, which postulates that women convey meaning rather than making it, this paper suggests that the Western woman is the one actually in need of saving.

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Nineteenth Century Colonialism, Salvation and the Male Gaze:
Influences on the European-Western and Islamic Woman

 

This paper surveys the implications of nineteenth century colonialism serving as a conduit of patriarchal societal roles for European women whereas Islamic women rejected those notions and cultivated their own personhood. The paper acknowledges the cultural perceptions of the West feeling the necessity of saving the Rest. In considering Laura Mulvey's theory of the Male Gaze, which postulates that women convey meaning rather than making it, this paper suggests that the Western woman is the one actually in need of saving.

*I do not claim to have ownership or copyright of any images used in this paper's thumbnail nor in this paper*