ABSTRACT

Following a long historical legacy, Muslim women’s lives continue to be represented and circulate widely as a vehicle of intercultural understanding within a context of the "war on terror." Following Edward Said’s thesis that these cultural forms reflect and participate in the power plays of empire, this volume examines the popular and widespread production and reception of Muslim women’s lives and narratives in literature, poetry, cinema, television and popular culture within the politics of a post-9/11 world. This edited collection provides a timely exploration into the pedagogical and ethical possibilities opened up by transnational, feminist, and anti-colonial readings that can work against sensationalized and stereotypical representations of Muslim women. It addresses the gap in contemporary theoretical discourse amongst educators teaching literary and cultural texts by and about Muslim Women, and brings scholars from the fields of education, literary and cultural studies, and Muslim women’s studies to examine the politics and ethics of transnational anti-colonial reading practices and pedagogy. The book features interviews with Muslim women artists and cultural producers who provide engaging reflections on the transformative role of the arts as a form of critical public pedagogy.

part |2 pages

PART I Transnational Anticolonial Feminist Reading Practices

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PART II The Politics of Production and Reception

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PART IV Reflections on Cultural Production

chapter 10|5 pages

Interview with Mohja Kahf

ByJASMIN ZINE

chapter 11|4 pages

Interview with Zarqa Nawaz

ByJASMIN ZINE

chapter 12|13 pages

Interview with Rasha Salti

ByRASHA SALTI, LISA K. TAYLOR

chapter 13|5 pages

Interview with Tayyibah Taylor

ByJASMIN ZINE

chapter 14|8 pages

Interview with Sofi a Baig

ByJASMIN ZINE

chapter 15|9 pages

Interview with Sahar Ullah

ByJASMIN ZINE

chapter 16|4 pages

Interview with Jamelie Hassan

ByLISA K. TAYLOR