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Title: The (un)changing nature of constructions of South Asian Muslim women post-9/11
Author: Jameela, Maryam
ISNI:       0000 0004 8506 5187
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis is concerned with making connections between institutional expressions of Islamophobia and corresponding cultural manifestations of Islamophobic rhetoric. My starting and ending points are the constructions of South Asian Muslim women as understood through multiply layered systems of oppression, and the broad argument of the thesis will be one that seeks to examine ethically responsible encounters that look, and look again, at such connections. The thesis examines the construction of South Asian Muslim women as characters in cultural products, as 'concerns' in political discourse, and as figures of representation in news and social media. This research is also invested in exploring the subsequent mental impact of such burdens of representation, and how, if at all, we can move past and through these constructions. Each chapter places a range of different mediums (policy documents, literature, film, news media, social media, music) together in order to, firstly, interrogate the context from which these constructions are cultivated, and secondly, to examine the ensuing flowering of affective impacts upon seeing oneself constructed in texts.
Supervisor: Vice, Sue Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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