Remediating the hoax

Whitlock, Gillian (2011) Remediating the hoax. Australian Feminist Studies, 26 69: 349-367. doi:10.1080/08164649.2011.606605

Author Whitlock, Gillian
Title Remediating the hoax
Journal name Australian Feminist Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0816-4649
Publication date 2011-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08164649.2011.606605
Volume 26
Issue 69
Start page 349
End page 367
Total pages 19
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In 2004 Norma Khouri's bestselling story of honour killing, Forbidden Love (2003), was revealed to be a hoax. Unexpectedly, in the aftermath of the hoax the fate of Khouri and her book became the subject of a major feminist documentary film by Anna Broinowski, Forbidden Lie$ (2007). The film offers a rigorous consideration of the hoax and its importance in debates about the politics and ethics of transnational and cross-cultural feminist engagements with narratives of distant suffering now. The film reincarnates the hoaxer into a renewed vivid presence, that opens possibilities for thinking about (and with) the hoax and, at the same time, raises questions about the ethics of feminist campaigns against honour killing.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Witnessing, Trauma and Social Suffering: Feminist Perspectives

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