WorldCat Identities

Lewis, Reina 1963-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 6,523 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Art  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Reina Lewis
Rethinking orientalism : women, travel, and the Ottoman harem by Reina Lewis( )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questioning the Western stereotype about the women of the Muslim harem, the author argues that, whilst Orientalist thinking has been challenged, the Western understanding of Middle Eastern culture remains limited
Outlooks : lesbian and gay sexualities and visual cultures by Peter Horne( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlooks reflects the richness of lesbian and gay ways of producing and reading visual culturewhile tackling such issues as the advantages of adopting a queer perspective on past art, the responses of lesbian and gay artists to the AIDS crisis, and society's attempts to censor homosexual art. Providing a space for lesbian and gay artists to exhibit their work and discuss its relationship to sexuality, Outlooks It allows for a wide ranging theoretical and historical discussion of the place of lesbians and gay men within visual cultures and shows how much has been missed by a heterosexist approach to art history and the study of culture. Richly illustrated, Outlooks includes statements by contemporary lesbian and gay artists, photographers and performers as well as articles by art historians, cultural theorists and lesbian and gay activists. Contributors include Emmanuel Cooper, Richard Dellamora, Richard Kaye, Thais Morgan, Wendy Leeks, Reina Lewis, Katrina Rolley, Simon Watney.--Publisher
Feminist postcolonial theory : a reader by Reina Lewis( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The readings have been selected to examine the textual and discursive nature of colonial and post-colonial discourse in relation to gender and the material effects of the post-colonial condition and practices developed in relation to it
Gendering Orientalism : race, femininity, and representation by Reina Lewis( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent did white European women contribute to the imperial cultures of the second half of the nineteenth century?" "In contrast to most cultural histories of imperialism, which analyse Orientalist images of rather than by women, Gendering Orientalism focuses on how women themselves contributed. Drawing on the little-known work of Henriette Browne, other 'lost' women Orientalist artists and the literary works of George Eliot, the author challenges masculinist assumptions relating to the stability and homogeneity of the Orientalist gaze." "Gendering Orientalism argues that women did not have straight-forward access to an implicitly male position of Western superiority. Their relationship to the shifting terms of race, nation and gender produced positions from which women writers and artists could articulate alternative representations of racial difference. In order to draw out how the meanings attributed to their words and images, as well as to the writers and artists themselves, were specifically gendered, classed and racialized, the author examines women's visual and literary Orientalism through their contemporary reception in the press." "By revealing the extent of women's involvement in the popular field of visual Orientalism and highlighting the presence of Orientalist themes and structures in the work of Browne, Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, Gendering Orientalism argues for a more complex understanding of women's role in imperial culture and discourse. The book should appeal to all students and lecturers in cultural studies, literature, art history, women's studies and visual anthropology."--Jacket
Modest fashion : styling bodies, mediating faith by Reina Lewis( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors describe the emergence of a niche market for modest fashion among and between Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith groups as well as secular dressers. They explore the personal and the political, religious, aesthetic and economic implications of contemporary dress practices and the debates that surround them
Muslim fashion : contemporary style cultures by Reina Lewis( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the shops of London's Oxford Street, girls wear patterned scarves over their hair as they cluster around makeup counters. Alongside them, hip twenty-somethings style their head-wraps in high black topknots to match their black boot-cut trousers. Participating in the world of popular mainstream fashion--often thought to be the domain of the West--these young Muslim women are part of an emergent cross-faith transnational youth subculture of modest fashion. In treating hijab and other forms of modest clothing as fashion, Reina Lewis counters the overuse of images of veiled women as "evidence" in the prevalent suggestion that Muslims and Islam are incompatible with Western modernity. Muslim Fashion contextualizes modest wardrobe styling within Islamic and global consumer cultures, interviewing key players including designers, bloggers, shoppers, store clerks, and shop owners. Focusing on Britain, North America, and Turkey, Lewis provides insights into the ways young Muslim women use multiple fashion systems to negotiate religion, identity, and ethnicity."--Publisher information
Gender, modernity and liberty : Middle Eastern and Western women's writings: a critical sourcebook by Reina Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book returns to circulation a wealth of important documents by Middle Eastern and Occidental women of the late Ottoman empire. Tracing women's involvement in campaigns of gender and national emancipation, these fascinating texts show that, contrary to the popular notion of the Middle Eastern woman trapped within the harem without access to outside education, there was in fact a fruitful mutual dialogue between the Western women travelers and the women in the regions they visited."--Publisher's information
The poetics and politics of place : Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism by Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism (Symposium)( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What were the roles of visual culture in articulating distinct concepts of empire and how did these notions function differentially in British and Ottoman contexts? What kind of visual conventions constituted British Orientalism, and to what extent were these included in or reframed by the work of Ottoman artists?"--Publisher
An Englishwoman in a Turkish harem by Grace Ellison( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author visited Turkey and describes women's position there as an attempt to disprove the sterotype of Turkish women's oppression
A Turkish woman's European impressions by Zeyneb( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fleeing Istanbul in 1906 for fear of imperial reprisals, the [Hanoum] sisters traveled in disguise to Europe, hoping to find 'freedom' in the West. Zeyneb Hanoum's correspondence with the English feminist Grace Ellison ... provides an account of both of their restricted lives in Istanbul and of their disappointment with the state of emancipation of Western women."--Page 4 of cover
Contemporary Muslim fashions by Jill D'Alessandro( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated book presents Muslim fashion as an essential part of contemporary style. This dazzling exploration of contemporary Muslim modest dress, from historic styles to present-day examples, accompanies a major exhibition and reveals the enormous range of self-expression through fashion achieved by Muslim men and women. Filled with documentary and fashion photography as well as stills from runway shows and the media, this book explores the ways Muslim style cultures are shaped by global trends and religious beliefs. From high-end couture to streetwear, this volume shows how established and diaspora regions, such as Dubai, Jakarta, London, and New York, are homes to thriving industries that create classic and cutting-edge looks. Accompanying these images are essays and personal narratives by leading voices that touch on everything from the history of modest dress to social media. A fascinating examination of a major segment of the fashion industry, this book highlights the ingenuity and creativity of Muslim designers and wearers as they deftly navigate the fashion industry while maintaining their religious and cultural identities"--
Feminism and post-colonial theory : a reader by Reina Lewis( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styling South Asian youth cultures. Fashion, media & society( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For South Asia, fashion and consumption have come to play an increasingly important role in the lives of young people and in the formation of youth cultures. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have all, in related and distinctive ways, been producing confident young fashion consumers, who are proving to be an important market for fashion.This book explores South Asian youth cultures and fashion across the countries of this region and their diasporas from a transnational perspective. Through visual and textual analysis of film, photography and digital cultures, as well as ethnographic fieldwork, the expert contributors look at how gender, sexuality, class, the media and faith intersect with and style youth cultures. By establishing the heterogeneous nature of South Asia and its youth cultures, they also dismantle grand western narratives that tend to understand the region's diverse cultural modernity through the lens of homogeneity
Veil : veiling, representation, and contemporary art by Institute of International Visual Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and artworks exploring the representation and meaning of the veil in contemporary visual culture
Outlooks : Lesbian and gay visual cultures( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim Spaces of Hope : Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West West' Geographies of possibility in Britain and the West' Geographies of Possibility in Britain and the West by Tahir Abbas( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges many of the assumptions and assertions that have been made about Muslims in the West
Reviewing orientalism by Reina Lewis( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race - femininity - representation : women, culture and the orientalized other in the work of Henriette Browne and George Eliot, 1855-1880 by Reina Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines the paintings of Henriette Browne and George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda in order to explore the ways in which European women contributed to imperial cultures of the second half of the nineteenth century. In contrast to many cultural histories of imperialism which analyse Orientalist images of women rather than images by women, the thesis argues, first, that women did produce imperialist images and, second, that an analysis of the production and reception of images by women will develop an understanding of the interdependence of ideologies of race and gender in the colonial discourse of the period. To this end, the representations selected for study are read largely through their reception in the British and French critical press in order to assess the ways in which the gender-specific and author-centred criticism of the time produced a range of (often contradictory) meanings for women's texts and identities for their authors. It is argued that women's differential, gendered access to the positionalities of imperial discourse produced a gaze on the orient and the Orientalized 'Other' that registered difference less pejoratively and less absolutely than is implied by Said's original formulation (Said, 1978). Thus, the thesis contributes to critical debates about imperial subjectivities; argues for a more complex understanding of women's role in imperial culture and discourse; intervenes in George Eliot scholarship; and provides the first detailed analysis of Browne's work. As an initial exploration of women's involvement in Orientalist art, the thesis also aims to indicate the existence of a larger, as yet unexplored, field of women's visual Orientalism and demonstrate the benefits of taking an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of women's interaction with and contribution to colonial and imperial cultures
Mekanın poetikası, mekanın politikası Osmanlı İstanbulu ve Britanya oryantalizmi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oriental" femininity as cultural commodity : authorship, authority, and authenticity by Reina Lewis( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.07 for Rethinking ... to 0.98 for Reviewing ...)

Outlooks : lesbian and gay sexualities and visual cultures Outlooks : Lesbian and gay visual cultures
Covers
Outlooks : lesbian and gay sexualities and visual culturesFeminist postcolonial theory : a readerGendering Orientalism : race, femininity, and representationGender, modernity and liberty : Middle Eastern and Western women's writings: a critical sourcebookThe poetics and politics of place : Ottoman Istanbul and British OrientalismAn Englishwoman in a Turkish haremA Turkish woman's European impressionsFeminism and post-colonial theory : a reader
Alternative Names
Reina Lewis British art historian

Reina Lewis Brits kunsthistorica

Languages
English (171)

Turkish (1)