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Women and Islamization: Contemporary Dimensions of Discourse on Gender Relations
The current Islamic revival is frequently associated with fundamentalism and radical politics. This reinforces Western perceptions of Islamic women as victims of a sexist and reactionary rule. What many outsiders fail to realize is that quite a number of Muslim women are ardently embracing their religion as a means through which they can express gender identity, power and ...more
Hardcover, 211 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Imagine a group of female Muslim anthropologists writing a collection of essays on Scandinavian women. A little less than 200 pages on Finnish saunas, how women socialize in bars to pick up men, the debate over whether nudity is an act of agency or subordination to capitalism, modernism, neo-liberalism or any other -ism, the patriarchal hierarchy of Catholic churches...etc. If that book ever existed, Karin Ask's book would be its equivalent. A book with a half a dozen of chapters on Moroccan ...more