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The representation of Muslim men's and women's bodies in contemporary art

Sarjoughian, Azadeh (2019) The representation of Muslim men's and women's bodies in contemporary art. In: University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019, 19th June 2019, University of Birmingham 2019. (Unpublished)

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Gender-related research in the Middle Eastern context has
mainly addressed the female body and the plight of Muslim
women in Islamic societies. Muslim masculinity has had little attention paid to it, in comparison with Muslim femininity. In my PhD, I attempt to further the analytical research on Middle Eastern art and gender by considering the impact of globalisation on local gender relations, and by taking masculinities into account so as to assess the interactions between the stereotypical representation of Muslim men's and women's gender practices. In this respect, I investigate how Western curatorial policies have strengthened traditional monolithic gender identity within the other culture, and how individuals (here, the artists/art critics who are associated with the Islamic world) respond to their fixed given identity. My intention is for this research to create more diversity in general perceptions of those cultural practices that represent Muslim men and women.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
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Equality and Diversity Award Winner. Supervisors: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Lisa Downing & Louise Hardwick.

Date:19 June 2019
Series/Collection Name:Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2019
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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Copyright Status:This poster is copyright of the author and/or third parties. The intellectual property rights in respect of this work are as defined by The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or as modified by any successor legislation. Any use made of information contained in this poster must be in accordance with that legislation and must be properly acknowledged.
Copyright Holders:The Author
ID Code:3231

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