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Conference: Muslim Women's Activism

Jun 26, 2014
Centre for Society, Religion and Belief, University of Derby and New Horizons in British Islam
Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
Middle Eastern studies, gender, activism, Muslim women
Apr 4, 2014
Chlala, Youmna, 003.04 VJ UM AMEL (Interview with Vj Um Amel)., Jun 22, 2011 abstract full text

Winners of Brass Crescent Blog Awards 2013

The Annual Brass Crescent Awards, a project started in 2004 with the purpose of promoting the best of the Muslim blogosphere, were awarded for year 2013. The best Muslim-authored blog is ProductiveMuslim.

New Issue of the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research

The Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research released its new issue (Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2013), edited by Noureddine Miladi from the Qatar University. The issue focuses on the current Arab media and journalism.

New Book: The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama

Through research fueled by a viewing of over two hundred and fifty miniseries ranging from the 1960s to the present—as well as an examination of hundreds of press reports, Facebook pages, and extensive interviews with drama creators—this book turns away from the dominant paradigm that focuses on regime intent. When turning attention instead to the drama creators themselves we witness the polyphony of voices employing love and marriage metaphors and gender (de)constructions to explore larger issues of nationalism, self-identity, and political critique.

Arab Women and Media in Changing Landscapes: Realities and Challenges (Call for Papers for Edited Book)

Editors: Annemarie Profanter (Free University Bolzano-Bozen – Italy) and Elena Maestri (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano, Italy).
media studies, communication studies, Muslim women, gender
Sep 30, 2014

New Book: Performing Piety: Singers and Actors in Egypt's Islamic Revival

The author offers a unique history of the religious revival in Egypt through the lens of the performing arts. She highlights the narratives of celebrities who retired in the 1980s and early 1990s, including their spiritual journeys and their influence on the “pietization” of their fans, among whom are the wealthy, relatively secular, strata of Egyptian society. Van Nieuwkerk then turns to the emergence of a polemic public sphere in which secularists and Islamists debated Islam, art, and gender in the 1990s. Finally, she analyzes the Islamist project of “art with a mission” and the development of Islamic aesthetics, questioning whether the outcome has been to Islamize popular art or rather to popularize Islam.

Hijabi Superhero Fights Sexual Harassment in Egypt

In the latest episode of black and white comics, a hijabi cartoon character named Qahera fights the sexual harassment on Egyptian streets. In previous episodes she stood up against the misogyny and Femen activities in the Muslim environment. The cartoon is made by Deena who blogs at Blog Like An Egyptian. It is available in Arabic and English versions.

New Book: Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith

Studying consumers and producers, retailers and bloggers, this book provides an up to the minute account of the art of dressing modestly - and fashionably. Leading scholars in the area, along with journalists, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and bloggers discuss the emergence of a niche market for modest fashion among and between Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith groups as well as secular dressers. Crossing creeds and cultures, analysing commentary alongside commerce, the book probes the personal and the political as well as religious, aesthetic and economic implications of contemporary dress practices and the debates that surround them.
Piela, Anna, Challenging Stereotypes: Muslim Women's Photographic Self-Representations on the Internet. Religions on the Internet - Aesthetics and the Dimensions of the Senses (Special issue of “Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet") abstract full text PDF
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