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Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Arab World
(3,177 words)

Some thoughts on icons

How might we understand what it might mean to be an iconic Muslim woman? What are the tools that we might use and how do we test particular “iconic” women for their iconicity? In other words, how do we measure their status and to what extent it corresponds to or indeed questions a particular idea of Islam that it advocates or challenges? Here, we will understand and locate the iconic status…

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Valassopoulos, Anastasia, “Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Arab World”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0650>
First published online: 2010



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