Hard Cover, English, Staple Binding, 28 Pages, 2013, arsenal, institut für film und videokunst e.V.
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veil collates three case studies on implications of wearing veils in Indian context, from the perspective of a practicing women’s rights lawyer and in the context of the work of the Mumbai-based Majlis Litigation Unit, a centre for women’s rights discourse and litigation. (Deutsch)
Since the late 20th century, the debates around the veil of Muslim women have configured into a new kind of cultural politics and have consequently evolved a special system of visual referencing. This system of referencing, rooted in Western living cultures and related values, works and spreads with equal ease in the commercial media, academic endeavours and sites of critical art practices.
This monograph brings forward the experiences of three women whose lives, at different times and stages, got entangled in the mesh of rights and laws, in such a way that they dislodged and subverted all the debates around the culture of veils. The stories are embedded within the actual battle for rights and counter every attempt of stereotyping in visual representations. (Quelle: www.arsenal-berlin.de)