The Politics of (In)visibility in the Everyday Movements of Muslim Women in Sectarian Belfast

Lubit, A. (Participant)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description

Through walking ethnography I examine the ways Muslim women in Belfast employ walking as a political act. By engaging in and avoiding certain forms of walking, as individuals or groups, women make themselves visible and invisible. Visibility is of particular relevance to Muslim women who are disproportionately targets of Islamophobia due to clothing that marks them as Muslim. Islamophobia has become a serious issue here, corresponding with growth in the Muslim population. Newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers are often unaware of local context with sectarianism structuring lives and public spaces despite 20 years of peace.
Period19 Mar 2020
Event titleSociety for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting : Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies
Event typeConference
LocationAlbuquerque, United States, New Mexico
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Islamophobia
  • Gender
  • Visibility
  • Public Spaces
  • Place-Making
  • Migration and Mobility