Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Representation of Queer Muslim in @artqueerhabibi Postcard Illustration

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296943,
        author={Nurbaity  Nurbaity},
        title={Representation of Queer Muslim in @artqueerhabibi Postcard Illustration},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature, and Local Culture Studies, BASA, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={queer muslim postcard instagram representation identity},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296943}
    }
    
  • Nurbaity Nurbaity
    Year: 2020
    Representation of Queer Muslim in @artqueerhabibi Postcard Illustration
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-9-2019.2296943
Nurbaity Nurbaity1,*
  • 1: Universitas Negeri Jakarta
*Contact email: baity@unj.ac.id

Abstract

The relationship between social media platforms and the photo or illustration production equals to the visibility of gender and sexuality issues. The situation of the visibility of gender and sexuality issues become a complex problem, especially for queer in heteronormative Muslim majority countries. The Middle East countries faced the issue of homophobic due to gay imprisoned in Tunis during 2018. That issue represents a complex problem around its human values and cultural, sexual, faith, modernity in capitalism. Thus, the respond to the queer publicity depicted in the postcard illustration which posted by an active Instagram account, @artqueerhabibi. The representation of queer Muslim in @artqueerhabibi is analyzed using Gunther Kress and Theo Van Leuween social semiotic approach. This study is seeking to understand the meaning inherent of the postcard illustrations @artqueerhabibi instagram post. The data obtained in this study uses postcard illustration in @artqueerhabibi isntagram post from January 2018 to July 2019. The results of the study concluded that despite the queer Muslim facing problem of alienation in Middle East, the narrative that comes through them is pride. By expressing the pride, @queerhabibi postcard illustration offer a space that identity of being queer is a revolution.