Why do some Western women choose to join Christian and Islamic revivalist movements in the present day? Revivalist religions (often called fundamentalist) have a reputation for the policing of gender boundaries and roles and the blanket subjugation of women. This study aims particularly to establish what the attractions might be for women who choose to swim against the prevailing consumerist current and affiliate themselves with such groups in a liberal democracy.
Author Biography: Myfanwy Franks is Research Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York.
About the Author
MYFANWY FRANKS is Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction Revivalisms and Feminisms Reflexive Methodology Marriage, Obedience and Feminine Submission Rights and Responsibilities Modesty Codes and the Veil Empowerment Through Revivalisms: Some Gains and Losses Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Index