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Feminism and Islam fundamentalism : the limits of postmodern analysis

Author: Haideh Moghissi
Publisher: London : Zed, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. impView all editions and formats
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As well as providing an introduction to postmodernism, feminist theory and Islamic fundamentalism and their illumination of the sexual politics of Islam, the author contrasts the denunciation of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haideh Moghissi
ISBN: 1856495892 9781856495899 1856495906 9781856495905
OCLC Number: 475273973
Description: ix, 166 s
Contents: Part 1 "Oriental" sexuality --
imagined and real: Muslim women imagined; Islam concept of sexuality. Part 2 From Orientalism to Islamic feminism: a breakthrough in studies of gender and Islam; the construction of a new Muslim woman; veil as a tool of empowerment? Part 3 Postmodern relativism and the politics of cultural difference: postmodern frame; rethinking modernity in the Middle East? Part 4 Islamic fundamentalism and its nostalgic accomplice: Islamic fundamentalism defined; the marriage of premodern and postmodern outlook. Part 5 Women, modernity and social change: mystification of "Islamic traditions"; feminism revisited. Part 6 Fundamentalism in power, conflict and compromise: Islamization project; women's legal rights in family; the law of retribution; paid work as a terrain of contestation; resistance to Islamizatio project. Part 7 Islamic feminism and its discontent: Muslim women and gender activism; silencing the secular voices.
Responsibility: Haideh Moghissi.

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