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Representations: Fiction, Modern: Southeast Europe
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Representations of gender in Southeast Europe, mainly in the Western Balkans and especially in areas that symbolize new political constructs more than geographical or cultural units, have retained images from previous cultural and historical periods while adding new features, thus creating a multifaceted image of Balkan women. Although portrayals of Muslim women in the public arena and in literature continue to reflect old-fashioned styles, they also draw upon new representations of Muslim women…

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Petrović, Jelena, “Representations: Fiction, Modern: Southeast Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0624d>
First published online: 2009

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