Performing Transnational Arab American Womanhood: Rosemary Hakim, US Orientalism, and Cold War Diplomacy

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Koegeler-Abdi, Martina;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Transnational | American Studies | Arab American | Lebanese American | Orientalism | Auto-Orientalism | Imagined Womanhood | Cultural Diplomacy | Ethnic Beauty Pageants | Beirut | Detroit | Miss Lebanon-America

The first Miss Lebanon-America, Rosemary Hakim, landed at Beirut Airport in July 1955 to start a public diplomacy tour. As an American beauty queen from Detroit visiting Lebanon, her parents' homeland, she was greeted enthusiastically by the local press and closely moni... View more
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