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This book series returns to active circulation out of print sources by women writers from the East and the West. It considers the exchanges between Ottoman, British, and American women from the 1880s to the 1940s. Tracing cross-cultural and intra-cultural exchanges over three centuries, Cultures in Dialogue brings to light women’s engagement with discourses of gender emancipation imperialism, nationalism, Islamicism and modernity. While the figure of Woman - Orientalised and Occidentalised - has been a central and fought over symbol in the construction of an East/West divide women’s own texts have been marginalized. This series, focusing on dialogue instead of divide, uses women’s varied and contestatory contributions to reconsider the historical tensions between Eastern and Western cultures and therefore offers a more nuanced understanding of their current manifestations.