Vlogging the Hijab: Subjectivity, Affect and Materiality

  • Shazlin Rahman


Shazlin Rahman’s piece on three young female hijabi vloggers begins with the premise that hijabi is a social practice. The vloggers each had different approaches to hijabi, and were diverse in their articulations of being a Muslim woman. Rahman reflects upon her own early hopes that the hijabi vlogs would offer digital platforms for women’s self expression and as sites free from more oppressive narratives on Muslim women in mainstream media narratives. While the opportunity to vlog has given these young women opportunities to challenge common misconceptions about themselves, in the end, Rahman ultimately expresses her disappointment how the hijabi vloggers are circumscribed by the impulses and logics of consumer culture.


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  • Shazlin Rahman
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  1. 1.Communications and Engagement ProfessionalTorontoCanada

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