Friday February 10 , 2012
1. Explain Race and Gender as Tropes (Jiwani):
The dominant group in Canada is seen as the “Canadians” who are known as peaceful people, in
other words who are not seen within the “imagine” community, and Muslim women would be labeled
as “others”. Others consider to have values and beliefs that are not conducive that are not considered to
be the ideal Canadian. (page 53). Representations of Muslim women involve similar tropes in the
dominant Western media – as victims of a barbanic, anti-modernist religion and as strange others who
cannot be fathomed.
2. Gender and Nation relationship: Kandiyoti/Jiwani/Jabbra
describes what women and men are to the nation
men and women have different relationships to the nation.
Women are: - biological reproducer/cultural reproducer/Symbolize national boundaries
example of a Pakistani woman living in Canada and no