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Contesting feminisms : gender and Islam in Asia

Author: Huma Ahmed-Ghosh
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Genders in the global south.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Contesting feminisms
(DLC) 2014043286
(OCoLC)895256448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Huma Ahmed-Ghosh
ISBN: 9781438457949 1438457944
OCLC Number: 921143340
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Locating Islamic and Non-Islamic Feminisms in Asia; Part I. Whose Feminism? Muslim Women Redefining "Empowerment"; Part II. Contesting Feminisms and Muslim Women's Movements in Contested Spaces; Part III. Transnational Feminisms: Locating Muslim Women at the Crossroads; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Part I: Whose Feminism? Muslim Women Redefining "Empowerment"; 1. Muslim Women's Leadership in Uzbekistan: Religion and Emotion; Leadership and Emotions; The State, Islam, and Otinchalar in Uzbekistan; The Self and Identity; Bibi Gul' In and Out of Otincha"I do it"; Muslim Women's Leadership: Islamic and Islamist Feminists; The Two Women: The Two Leaders; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 2. Feminization of Islam? Agency and Visibility of Women in Southern Thailand's Branch of the Tablighi Jama'at's Missionary Movement; Introduction; The Theoretical Context; The Tablighi Jama'at; The Tablighi Jama'at in Southern Thailand; Everyday Politics in Muslim Communities; Women as Participants in the Da'wa Movement; Concluding Remarks; Notes; Bibliography; 3. Women's Empowerment in the Xi'an Muslim District; Introduction. Comparative Ethnographies of Muslim WomenScholarship on Hui Women; Structure; Agency; Collective Sentiment; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 4. The Influence of the National Question on Gender Issues in the Muslim Areas of the Southern Philippines: Maranao Muslim Women between Retraditionalization and Islamic Resurgence; Introduction; Retraditionalization; Women in the Sultanate System; Islam and the Sultanate System; Islamic Feminism; Islamic Parties and the Return of the Traditional Political Elites; Gender Blind Reward System; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography. Part II: Feminisms and Muslim Women's Movements in Contested Spaces5. The Headscarf Ban and Muslim Women's Rights Discourse in Turkey; Introduction; Personal Elaborations on the Women's Rights Discourse; Emergence of Women's Rights Language; A Campaign During Elections; Two Women's Rights Associations; The Capital City Women's Platform; The Women's Rights Association Against Discrimination (AKDER); Criticisms of the Employment of Women's Rights Discourses; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 6. Intersecting Dynamics: Representational Activism and New Mobilities among "Muslim Women" in India. IntroductionProblematizing an Essentialized Category-the "Muslim Woman"; The Politics of Representation of "Mobility" and "Immobility"; A Watershed Moment for the Muslim Women's Movement in Postcolonial India: The Shah Bano Case and Its Aftermath; Slow But Steady: A Diversification of Media Representations; Discourse and Praxis: Islamic Feminism and Muslim Women's Activism in India; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Cited Websites; 7. Islamic Feminism between Interpretive Freedom and Legal Codification: The Case of Sisters in Islam in Malaysia; Introduction; The Right to Reason.
Series Title: Genders in the global south.
Responsibility: edited by Huma Ahmed-Ghosh.

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