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Arts: Popular Culture: North America
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Muslim women in North America have availed themselves of various media vehicles to demonstrate and assert their presence in the public sphere. In the process, many of these women have dispelled the commonly held tropes that Muslim women eschew modernity and are disempowered. Immigrant and indigenous women alike have carved a niche in the landscape of popular culture in the fields …

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Khan, Saeed A., “Arts: Popular Culture: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0294d>
First published online: 2009

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