Book — xii, 213 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Acknowledgments List of Figures Notes on Contributors Introduction. Visual Cultures of Islam: The Seen, Unseen and the in Between Sanaz Fotouhi and Esmaeil Zeiny
Part 1: Imaging Histories
1 The Arrest of Diponegoro: Visual Orientalism and Its Alternative Syed Farid Alatas
2 Images of the Prophet Muhammad: Brief Thoughts on Some European-Islamic Encounters Christiane Gruber
Part 2: Unseen Reality
3 Nightmarish Visions? Shifting Visual Representations of the `Islamic' Terrorist Throughout the `War on Terror' Jared Ahmad
4 Oil and Women: Invisibility as Power in Nawal El-Saadawi's Love in the Kingdom of Oil Layla Hendow
5 `World Hijab Day': Positioning the Hijabi in Cyberspace Raihanah M. M.
Part 3: Interrogating Visual Representations
6 Contemporary Bruneian Cinema in the Context of Sharia Law D. Bruno Starrs
7 Visual Discourses of (Un)veiling: Revisiting Women of Allah Esmaeil Zeiny
8 Visibility and Veiling: Iranian Art on the Global Scene Hoda Afshar
9 From Woman to Tehran: The Shifting Representations of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Book Covers by Iranian Writers in English Sanaz Fotouhi.
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Seen and Unseen explores how visual mediums construct visual cultures that create limited perspectives of issues and groups, specific to this volume, the representation of Islam and Muslims. It deals with fixed and stereotypical visual representations and explores alternative and challenging representations that are reconstructing existing belief systems. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 328 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
1. People and place: historical and social context--
2. Tombs in context: description of cemetery and overview of tombs--
3. Figure, panel, program: form and meaning--
4. Individuals, community, identity: summation and interpretation of program content-- Conclusion.
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This book examines a group of twelve ancient Egyptian tombs (c.2300 BCE) in the elite Old Kingdom cemetery of Elephantine at Qubbet el-Hawa in modern Aswan. It develops an interdisciplinary approach to the material - drawing on methods from art history, archaeology, anthropology, and sociology, including agency theory, the role of style, the reflexive relationship between people and landscape, and the nature of locality and community identity. A careful examination of the architecture, setting, and unique text and image programs of these tombs in context provides a foundation for considering how ancient Egyptian provincial communities bonded to each other, developed shared identities within the broader Egyptian world, and expressed these identities through their personal forms of visual and material culture. (source: Nielsen Book Data)