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Manchester Confronts 

British Muslim Visual Landscape

by Anna Sloan

NAEEM RANA, Enjoy, 2004, digitally produced photomontage. Courtesy the artist.

Is "brown and bearded" the new "black?" How has the violence of September 11, 2001 in New York, and July 7, 2005 in London, altered the ways that communities draw and patrol their boundaries? How are visual markers of Muslim identity related to constructions of race, and how can visual culture articulate or resist religious marginalization?

These were among the questions raised in a symposium, "Faith and Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture;' and related…

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