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October 21, 22 and 23 2020

Halo’s Disposable Lives – Meanings About the Muslim Hero of the Animated Series Young Justice: Outsiders

Leonardo José Costa
Regiane Ribeiro

Animated series have been common materiality for gender and race issues. Thus, the aim of this research is to point out meanings produced about the superhero Halo as a figure linked to Islam. The theoretical north permeates Islamic feminism; the relationship between animated language and the production of meanings; and the media representation of the Muslim community. There is also Content Analysis as an applied technique combined with the Riz Test, in order to accentuate the most common elements in this representation. Among the results, there was a strong tendency to images of aggression and violence against the female body when it comes to the character Halo in the series.

Keywords: Representation; animation; Islamic feminism; orientalism.