How Muslim women in Australia navigate through media (mis) representations of hijab/burqa

Hebbani, Aparna and Wills, Charise-Rose (2012) How Muslim women in Australia navigate through media (mis) representations of hijab/burqa. Australian Journal of Communication, 39 1: 87-100.

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Author Hebbani, Aparna
Wills, Charise-Rose
Title How Muslim women in Australia navigate through media (mis) representations of hijab/burqa
Journal name Australian Journal of Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-6202
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 87
End page 100
Total pages 14
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland, School of English
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this study is to give voice to significantly muted Muslim women on their perceptions about Australian media representations of the hijab/ burqa, and investigate the implications of such representation on their everyday living. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 women from the Greater Brisbane region who wore the hijab/burqa. Results indicate that most participants opined that the media representations were biased, negative, and inaccurate. Frustrated with such (mis) representations, the women made conscious or unconscious choices to 'right the wrong' as they negotiated their muted group status. Wearing the hijab/burqa as a religious and cultural garment, they used varied strategies to accommodate with the dominant culture in non-assertive ways ta amend the dominant representation of the 'oppressed' Muslim woman.
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