CoDE Seminar: #YourAverageMuslim: Ruptural Geopolitics of Muslim Women and Labour Activity in the British Cultural Industries
|Starts:||12:00 18 Oct 2018|
|Ends:||13:00 18 Oct 2018|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Dr Saskia Warren|
Muslima lifestyle media and fashion are reshaping global media, leisure and recreation, and creating new spaces of identification and belonging in predominantly Western-liberal societies. Typically educated and upwardly mobile, Muslim women cultural producers in British media and fashion are finding strategies for challenging stereotypes and resisting socio-economic exclusion. Bringing into dialogue discourse on gender, Muslimness and creative labour with feminist geopolitics, this talk reveals the ways in which Muslim women are advancing education and career pathways in emergent creative sub-fields, and tackling multiple axes of discrimination and exclusion. Drawing on the notion of ruptural geopolitics, I demonstrate how creative producers and activists are making new images of Muslim women that challenge conservative and Western-liberal thinking on Islam, work, gender and equality.
Dr Saskia Warren is Lecturer and AHRC Leadership Fellow in the Department of Geography, SEED, University of Manchester.
Dr Saskia Warren
Role: Lecturer in Human Geography and AHRC Leadership Fellow
Organisation: University of Manchester
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