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Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis

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An accessible introduction to postmodernism, feminist theory and Islamic fundamentalism, this book is a highly controversial intervention into the debate on postmodernism and feminism which looks at what happens when they are jointly employed to illuminate the sexual politics of Islam. The author describes the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's response to it. P ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Zed Books
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Asifa
Really makes some important points about the problematic way in which feminists (who she points out are largely of the urban elite) use cultural relativism (regarding the oppression of Muslim women--largely those of the non-urban, non-elite) as a reason to keep Western interventionists at bay. At the same time, I think some of her expectations can be a bit naive--while the book is a lot smarter and intellectually stimulating than Diane Sawyer's eyeroll-worthy "Behind the Veil" documentary, it ma ...more
Afsaneh Hojabri
I read this book many years ago and I remember noticing how educational and insightful it sounded to me in its analysis of women’s movement in Iran, and “Islamic feminism” in Middle East and its place in the world. Well, I still keep referring to different passages and chapters of this book, as I have not come across a book this convincing in its argument and thorough in its analysis.
Shohana
I should use it in my thesis work
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