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Arjana, Sophia Rose. Veiled Superheroes: Islam, feminism, and popular culture. Lanham [etc.]: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4985-3652-3
BibTeX citation key: Arjana2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Gender, Religion, Superhero, USA
Creators: Arjana
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham [etc.])
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This groundbreaking study examines Muslim female superheroes within a matrix of Islamic theology, feminism, and contemporary political discourse. Through a close reading of texts including Ms. Marvel, Qahera, and The 99, Sophia Rose Arjana argues that these powerful and iconic characters reflect independence and agency, reflecting the diverse lives of Muslim girls and women in the world today.

Table of Contents

Wajahat Ali: Foreword (ix)
Introduction (xv)

1. Muslim Women in Western Popular Culture (1)
2. The Muslim Body, Veiling, and Contestations of Islam (23)
3. Ms. Marvel, Islam, and America (47)
4. Burka Avenger and the Subversive Veil (71)
5. Qahera, Raat, Bloody Nasreen, and the Vigilante Superhero (91)
Conclusion: Islamic Feminism and Muslim Chivalry (115)

Bibliography (129)
Index (145)
About the Author (149)

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