World Languages and Cultures
Journal or Book Title
Quarterly Review of Film and Video
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when an independent, postcolonial Tunisia emerged from under French colonial rule and began to engage in “modernized” nation-building practices, questions addressing the role of Tunisian women (and more importantly their image in this “new,” postcolonial and independent society) took precedence. Many political, artistic, and intellectual figures were concerned with how Tunisian women’s images were constructed in the public eye, in the arts, and in the media. These concerns led to a variety of reformist thoughts during this nationalist movement (and even still today), but all postulations appeared to coalesce in the perceived belief in the need to construct “modern” Tunisian women’s images into a single, unifying image of motherhood.
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Weber-Fève, Stacey, "Housework and Dance as Counterpoints in French-Tunisian Filmmaker Raja Amari's Satin rouge" (2010). World Languages and Cultures Publications. 166.