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The Signs and Location of a Flight (or Return?) of Time: The Old English Wonders of the East and the Gujarat Massacre

  • Eileen A. Joy
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Abstract

This chapter examines two widely divergent instances of sexualized violence against women whose bodies have been figured as foreign and barbaric threats within collective national bodies: the real case of a massacre in the modern state of Gujarat in southwestern India in 2002 and the imaginative case of Alexander the Great’s massacre of a race of giant women in the fantasized Babilonia of the Anglo-Saxon Wonders of the East.

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Female Body Hate Crime Muslim Woman Shameful Body English Text 
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© Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2008

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