Textbook

Textbook
  • New York, NY
  • Summer 1977

Pages from Arabic course textbook.

Notes: These images of the daily life reflect the general impact of the feminist movement on conceptions of “modern womanhood.” Yet, much like mainstream feminism of the time, this is a modern [white middle class] woman’s reality. Thus I'm struck by how Ms. Aliyya and her world looks nothing like Umi's or even, I imagine, her teacher's — and how when I studied Arabic the textbooks had the same problem.