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ERIC Number: EJ810240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
The Politics of Veiling, Gender and the Muslim Subject: On the Limits and Possibilities of Anti-Racist Education in the Aftermath of September 11
Martino, Wayne; Rezai-Rashti, Goli M.
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v29 n3 p417-431 Sep 2008
This paper draws on feminist, postcolonial and queer analytic frameworks to address the pedagogical significance of veiling and the Muslim subject in the aftermath of September 11. It addresses questions related to the knowledge and analytic frameworks needed to engage pedagogically with a politics of difference vis-a-vis the gendered body and practices of veiling in the context of teacher and public school education. The paper discusses implications for developing an approach to anti-racist education that is capable of addressing the limits of Orientalist representations of veiled women, while still entertaining a critique of heteronormativity and sexism as they apply across the Orientalist divide. The pedagogical implications of such tensions are explored in light of drawing on bodies of knowledge that attend to the historical specificity of gender and race relations, as well as engaging with analytic frameworks that inform a knowledge of the body as a cultural signifier. We conclude that a basis for articulating an anti-racist politics must be capable of engaging with a more sophisticated understanding of gender relations, sexuality, agency, and resistance within the context of interrogating narratives about the practices of veiling and unveiling. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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