The Islamic System of Modesty: Kiarostami and Abu Ghraib
The paper is a discussion of the Islamic system of modesty, the interdiction of a certain look, in light of two responses to it: the scandalous photographs take at Abu Ghraib and the cinema of Abbas Kiarostami. The underlying questions addressed by the paper are: What is shame? and Does the veiling of women protect women from it?
Joan Karen Copjec
University of New York at Buffalo