Photographic Representations of Tunisian Women from the Late 1940s to the Present: A transgenerational palimpsest

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and Photography in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationCreative Practices and Feminist Challenges
EditorsDarren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo, Kylie Thomas
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Pages105-128
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003087410
ISBN (Print)9781350136564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2020

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