Violence and Gender in the

Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture

by B. Weber


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Violence and Gender in the "New" Europe: Islam in German Culture by B. Weber

Weber contributes to the ongoing scholarly discussion about Islam in the West, demonstrating how current thinking about gender violence prohibits the intellectual inquiry necessary to act against such violence, and analyzes ways in which Muslim women participate in the public sphere by thematizing violence in literature, art, and media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137007087
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/30/2013
Series: Studies in European Culture and History
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Beverly M. Weber is an assistant professor of German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Undoing the Connections between Muslim Violence, "Culture," and Secularism 1

1 A Regime of Gender Violence: Honor Killings, Familial Violence, and Muslim Women's Subjectivities 39

2 Contentious Headscarves: Cleaning Woman, Forbidden Schoolteacher, Hijab Martyr 77

3 Troubling Headscarves: Covering, Artistic Reconfigurations of Public Space, and the Muslim Woman's Body 113

4 Freedom to Imagine the World: Violence and the Writing of Self 137

5 Violent Authenticities: The Work of Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Feridun Zaimoglu 173

Conclusion 199

Notes 207

Works Cited 213

Index 235

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