Community activism and creative practice in Australia

an interview with Paula Abood

Jumana Bayeh, Sahar Amer

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Abstract

In this interview, Paula Abood discusses how her activist work in the community sector is intrinsically tied up with her creative practice. Describing herself as a secular Arab feminist, Abood’s public activism is deeply informed by Spivak’s important question “Can the Subaltern Speak?” Abood acknowledges that “speaking out” is a complicated political act, because it entails speaking on behalf of otherized women who are often silenced and marginalized within Australia. Alongside this interview, a sample of Abood’s creative work is included, which reflects both her theoretical interests and her activist work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-132
Number of pages15
JournalMashriq & Mahjar: A Journal of Middle East Migration Studies
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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