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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chika Okeke-Agulu Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 CHIKA OKEKE-AGULU Politics byOther Means TwoEByptianArtists,GazbiaSirry andGhadaAmer This essay reconsiders the work of two artists, Gazbia Sirry and Ghada Amer, who belong to two different generations and who in their work have...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
... for the reinstitutionalization of the structures of gender balance and equity in which are grounded orthodox Islam and the indigenous African culture. The two Egyptian artists discussed in Chika Okeke-Agulu's contribution, Gazbia Sirry and Ghada Amer, also look back nostalgically to a historical moment in their country's...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 410–439.
Published: 01 October 2023
... on the topic of virginity in Islamic cultures, including the Afghan culture (Amer, Howarth, and Sen 2007), found that the cultural subordination of women through the policing of women’s sexuality is seen as integral to preserving familial honor, a practice that continues to operate even now. Virginity, when...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 146–162.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., using symbols and metaphors that have gained a loaded potency in the Western imaginary oflslam. For example, the veil and sexuality are ubiquitous areas of inquiry for artists such as Shirin Neshat, Ghada Amer, and Shahzia Sikander. Only recently have certain interviews and articles highlighted...