“Un/Veiled: Feminist Art from the Arab/Muslim Diaspora”


feminist art
Arab/Muslim diaspora

How to Cite

Buller, R. E. (1). “Un/Veiled: Feminist Art from the Arab/Muslim Diaspora”. Al-Raida Journal, 16-20. https://doi.org/10.32380/alrj.v0i0.204


Images of Muslim women in global popular culture convey ideas of restriction and oppression: to many in the West, the covered Arab woman appears a victim, unable to express herself in word and deed. Artists and writers from within Arab cultures have challenged such simplistic readings, some offering alternative readings of living behind the veil, others offering the possibility of a feminist existence within an apparently oppressive society, all challenging the Orientalist mindset implied by such assumptions.



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