Performing ‘Little Egypt’: Ashea Wabe and the American Harem Scenario
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The belly dancer Ashea Wabe reached national fame as ‘Little Egypt’ in her provocative performances on and off stage in the late nineteenth century. I argue that her strategic embodiment of colonial harem fantasies was integral to the development of an American harem scenario that merges orientalist fantasies with the specter of U.S. slavery.
|Title of host publication||Approaching Transnational America in Performance|
|Editors||Birgit M. Bauridl , Pia Wiegmink|
|Place of Publication||Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|