Compared to other Arab nations, the case of Tunisia between Independence and the writing of the post-Revolution constitution in 2014 is characterised by ‘State feminism’. In this chapter I explore tensions between tradition and modernity under colonial rule and early days of Independence in the 50s-70s and the affirmation of gender equality and Islamic interpretations of gender roles through photographic representations of Tunisian women in a family archive and in my own photographic work.
|Title of host publication||Women and Photography in Africa|
|Subtitle of host publication||Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges|
|Editors||Darren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo, Kylie Thomas|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|