Essay Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo

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Visibly muslim, an ethnography published by Emma Tarlo, portrays the visibility of British muslims through their fashion, politics and faith (Tarlo 2010). The text is constructed in a way that allows non-muslim readers to understand the culture of the muslim faith and take a look into the culture and the hardships they face in society, all through the eyes of a non-muslim British female (Tarlo 2010). Ethnicity is presented as an outlook a community has that sets them apart from the rest, either through dress, religion, language and/or solidarity, as presented in (Davis 2014) lecture material. In Visibly Muslim the visibility of ethnicity in an urban setting is discussed, and that visibility can be due to conflicts like media visibility through such events as 9/11 or the Jiljab controversy of 2002 and even everyday conflict between the cold interactions between muslims and non-muslims in our societies. Just like (Tarlo 2010) states that by wearing certain muslim dress in the western society it has lead to notions of injustice, misrepresentation and discrimination of the muslim people due to their visibility in society.

The media plays a massive role in the misrepresentation of Muslims throughout the world and many publications stimulate or assume stereotyping of muslims in societies (Aydin & Hammer 2009). When it comes to events such as 9/11, the London bombings of 2005 and the Danish cartoon controversy (Tarlo 2010) it can be seen that muslims are portrayed…

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