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Hijab and the Malay-Muslim woman in Media


Hassim, Nurzihan (2014) Hijab and the Malay-Muslim woman in Media. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 428-433. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

The globalization of Islamic countries worldwide inadvertently changed the representation of Muslim woman and the hijab.Displays of Islamic modesty in print, broadcast and social networking channels create opportunities for Muslim women to experience empowerment and diminish oppressive stereotypes.This communal experience penetrated Malaysian media and influenced Malays that represent a large majority of the country's Muslims.This paper explores the role of Malay-Muslim women in creating a renewed perception upon the hijab in the Malaysian public, pursuing a more liberated, Islamic identity whilst offering a renewed social construction of the Malay society through the evolution of mass communication.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural identity; hijab; globalization, Malay-Muslims; gender studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 03:20
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 07:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13066

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