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Feminism in Islam : secular and religious convergences

Author: Margot Badran
Publisher: Oxford, England : Oneworld Publications, 2009.
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"Many in the West regard feminism and Islam as a contradiction in terms. However, this is a grave misconception as Margot Badran illustrates in this career-spanning collection of influential essays. Born of over three decades of work, Feminism in Islam traces the history and interaction of both secular and Islamic feminisms in Muslim societies since the nineteenth century." "Written by one of the world's foremost  Read more...
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Badran, Margot.
Feminism in Islam.
Oxford : Oneworld, 2009
(OCoLC)608885793
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Badran
ISBN: 1851685561 9781851685561
OCLC Number: 172569423
Description: ix, 349 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Egypt: late nineteenth to end of the twentieth centuries: first century of feminism --
1. Competing agenda: feminists, Islam, and the state in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Egypt --
2. Women, Qasim Amin, and the rise of feminist discourse --
3. From consciousness to activism: feminist politics in early twentieth-century Egypt --
4. Expressing feminism and nationalism in autobiography: the memoirs of an Egyptian educator --
5. Independent women: more than a century of feminism in Egypt --
6. Gender activism: feminists and Islamists in Egypt --
7. Body politic(s): women, power, and sexuality in Egypt --
8. Gender journeys into Arabic --
Part II. Muslim world: late twentieth to twenty-first centuries: widening circles, new directions --
9. Towards Islamic feminisms: a look at the Middle East --
10. Islamic feminism: what's in a name? --
11. Unifying women: feminist pasts and presents in Yemen --
12. Sharʻia activism in Nigeria in the era of hudud --
13. Between secular and Islamic feminism(s): reflections on the Middle East and beyond --
14. Islamic feminism on the move.
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In this career-spanning collection of influential essays, Margot Badran presents the feminisms that Muslim women have created, and examines Islamic and secular feminist ideologies side by side.  Read more...

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