The Islamic System of Modesty: Kiarostami and Abu Ghraib

Joan Karen Copjec
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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?

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Presentation Type: Plenary Presentation in English
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Joan Karen Copjec

University of New York at Buffalo

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