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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Women Claim Islam

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Overview

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203011706
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 377 KB

Meet the Author

Miriam Cooke is Professor and Director of Asian and African Languages and Literatures at Duke University. She is the author of Women and the War Story (1997) and Gendering War Talk (1993), and co-editor of Opening the Gates: A Century of Arab Feminist Writing (1990).
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Arab Women's Literary History 1
Critical Response 2
The Gulf War Story 6
Gendering the Gulf War Story 13
The Iraqi Version 18
Migrating Stories 22
2 In Search of Mother Tongues 29
Assia Djebar's Prisonhouse 30
Albert Memmi's Struggles with His Mother 36
Abdelkebir Khatibi's Bi-langue 39
Jacques Derrida: "Le Petit Juif Francais d'Algerie" 42
3 Reviewing Beginnings 53
Islamic Feminism 55
Assia Djebar 64
Fatima Mernissi 70
Nawal El Saadawi 75
4 A Muslim Sister 83
Zaynab al-Ghazali's Muslim Ladies' Association 86
Survival in Hell 92
Signs Taken for Wonders 95
An Islamic Feminist Mission 99
5 Multiple Critique 107
Critical Networking 113
Imageness 125
The Weight of the Veil 130
6 Changing the Subject 139
Academic Politics 146
Conclusion 151
Works Cited 157
Permissions 167
Index 169
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