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Feminism and Islamic fundamentalism : the limits of postmodern analysis

Author: Haideh Moghissi
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A major feminist critique of Islamic fundamentalism, this book asks some hard questions of those who, in denouncing the racism of Western feminism, have taken up an uncritical embrace of the Islamic identity of Muslim women. It is urgent reading for all those concerned about human rights, as well as for students and academics of women's studies, political science, social theory and religious studies."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moghissi, Haideh, 1944-
Feminism and Islamic fundamentalism.
London ; New York : Zed Books, 1999
(OCoLC)654543726
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Haideh Moghissi
ISBN: 1856495892 9781856495899 1856495906 9781856495905
OCLC Number: 40990210
Description: ix, 166 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Oriental sexuality: imagined and real --
From Orientalism to Islamic feminism --
Postmodern relativism and the politics of cultural difference --
Islamic fundamentalism and its nostalgic accomplice --
Women, modernity and social change --
Fundamentalists in power: conflict and compromise --
Islamic feminism and its discontents.
Responsibility: Haideh Moghissi.
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