Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences

Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences

by Margot Badran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1851685561

ISBN-13: 9781851685561

Pub. Date: 02/25/2009

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


While many in the West regard feminism and Islam as a contradiction in terms, many Muslims in the East have perceived Western feminist forces in their midst as an assault upon their culture. In this career-spanning collection of influential essays, Margot Badran presents the feminisms that Muslim women have created, and examines Islamic and secular feminist

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While many in the West regard feminism and Islam as a contradiction in terms, many Muslims in the East have perceived Western feminist forces in their midst as an assault upon their culture. 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. Borne out of over two decades of work, this important volume combines essays from a variety of sources, ranging from those which originated as conference papers to those published in the popular press. Also including original material written specifically for this book, Feminism and Islam provides a unique and wide-ranging contribution to the field of Islam and gender studies. Margot Badran is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, US. She is currently Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Religion, Northwestern University, US. She is the author of Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt

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ISBN-13:
9781851685561
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
02/25/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
775,891
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

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 17

2 Women, Qasim Amin, and the Rise of Feminist Discourse 55

3 From Consciousness to Activism: Feminist Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Egypt 65

4 Expressing Feminism and Nationalism in Autobiography: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Educator 90

5 Independent Women: More Than a Century of Feminism in Egypt 116

6 Gender Activism: Feminists and Islamists in Egypt 141

7 Body Politic(s): Women, Power, and Sexuality in Egypt 168

8 Gender Journeys into Arabic 192

Part II Muslim World-Late Twentieth to Twenty-First Centuries: Widening Circles, New Directions

9 Towards Islamic Feminisms: A Look at the Middle East 215

10 Islamic Feminism: What's in a Name? 242

11 Unifying Women: Feminist Pasts and Presents in Yemen 253

12 Shar'ia Activism in Nigeria in the Era of Hudud 279

13 Between Secular and Islamic Feminism(s): Reflections on the Middle East and Beyond 300

14 Islamic Feminism on the Move 323

Index 339

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