British Muslim Women in the Cultural and Creative Industries

British Muslim Women in the Cultural and Creative Industries

British Muslim Women in the Cultural and Creative Industries

British Muslim Women in the Cultural and Creative Industries

By Saskia Warren

Preface by Qaisra Shahraz

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

 

• Presents an intimate portrait of how Muslim women are transforming media, culture and the arts in contemporary Britain

• Sets out an innovative agenda for the importance of faith and religion within the cultural and creative industries and the lives of workers

• Reveals how creative work in fashion, digital media and visual arts fosters spaces of identity, belonging and exclusion

• Uncovers real-life examples of experiences of Islamophobia, sexism and racism that Muslim women face at work

• Reflects on how Muslim faith and gender intersect and are transformed by ethnicity, ‘race’ and racialisation, class and geography in working lives

• Draws on 46 interviews including with Qaisra Shahraz, MBE, fiction author and festival producer; Deeyah Khan, award-winning film and magazine producer; and Zarah Hussain, visual artist and winner of Lumen Prize 2017 People’s Choice Award

 

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Muslim Women in Britain – A Changing Landscape
3. Cool Britannia? British Cultural Industries and Diversity
4. Muslim Women, Education, and Art School
5. Muslim Lifestyle Media
6. Modest Fashion and Textiles
7. Visual arts and the Art World
8. Creative Activism: Tackling Islamophobia, Racism and Sexism
9.Conclusion

Source: Edinburgh University Press

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