Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature

Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature

by Miriam Cooke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415925541

ISBN-13: 9780415925549

Pub. Date: 11/08/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This provocative collection addresses the ways in which Arab women writers are using Islam to empower themselves, and theorizes the conditions that have made the appearance of these new voices possible.

Overview

This provocative collection addresses the ways in which Arab women writers are using Islam to empower themselves, and theorizes the conditions that have made the appearance of these new voices possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925549
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/08/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Arab Women's Literary History: critical response; the Gulf War story; gendering the War Story; the Iraqi version; migrating stories; conclusion 2. In Search of Mother Tongues: Assia Djebar's prisonhouse; Albert Memmi's struggles with his mother; Abdelkebir Khatibi's bi-langue; Jacques Derrida: le petit juif francais d'Algerie; conclusion 3. Reviewing Beginnings: Islamic feminism; Assia Djebar; Fatima Mernissi; Nawal El Saadawi; conclusion 4. A Muslim Sister: Zaynab al-Ghazali's Muslim Ladies' Association; survival in hell; signs taken for wonders; an Islamic feminist mission; conclusion 5. Multiple Critique: critical networking; imageness; the weight of the veil; conclusion 6. Changing the Subject. Conclusion. Cited Works

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