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Veiling the "Other," Unveiling Our "Selves": Reading Media Images of the Hijab Psychoanalytically to Move beyond Tolerance
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The author examines media reports about a girl's expulsion from a Montreal high school for wearing the hijab. Using psychoanalytic concepts, she shows how these media images created a sense of self for Montreal's Francophone and Anglophone communities. The discussion is framed by the larger question of tolerance, which often sets the context for reading media images as either positive or negative forms of representation. The author calls for moving "beyond" tolerance, for probing the relationship between self and other lying at the heart of representational practices in order to apprehend more fully the dynamics that fuel acts of stereotyping and intolerance. Rather than simply calling upon educators to move beyond tolerance to read media images psychoanalytically, the author displays what such a reading entails and outlines its value for teachers.
Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l'éducation
Todd, Sharon. “Veiling the ‘Other,’ Unveiling Our ‘Selves’: Reading Media Images of the Hijab Psychoanalytically to Move beyond Tolerance.” Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation Vol. 23, no. 4 (Autumn 1998): 438–451.
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