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Representations: Visual Arts: Arab States
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The representation of women's sexualities and gender in the visual arts of the Arab states has a long and rich history, yet this past is often overlooked by narratives that focus on the introduction of the female body in figurative art in particular as a sign of progress and social liberation. In the context of the colonial encounter, representations of women, gender, and sexualities in the visual arts have been the subject of vibrant cultural negotiation. According to the sources available for …

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Scheid, Kirsten, “Representations: Visual Arts: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0641b>
First published online: 2009



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