New Criticals

Princess Hijab as Queer Interventionalist: Part Two

Recall the closing questions of the previous installment of Princess Hijab as Queer Inteventionalist:

1) What are the larger social and political implications of the Princess’s queering of commodified heteronormativity within the urban environment of the Paris metro stations? And 2) how does the viewer-as-commuter/tourist participate? In other words, what audience or public do these images create, and how does the viewership straddle or fuse both local and the global scales of queer sexual economy?