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An Islam of her own [electronic resource] : reconsidering religion and secularism in women's Islamic movements / Sherine Hafez.

By: Hafez, Sherine.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : New York University Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xi, 191 p.).ISBN: 9780814773055 (electronic bk.); 0814773052 (electronic bk.); 9780814790724 (electronic bk.); 0814790720 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women in Islam | Feminism -- Islamic countries | RELIGION -- Islam -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Islam of her own.DDC classification: 297.082 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introducing desiring subjects -- Writing religion : Islam and subjectivity -- Women's Islamic movements in the making -- An Islam of her own : narratives of activism -- Desires for ideal womanhood -- Development and social change : Mehmeit -- Reconsidering women's desires in Islamic movements.
Summary: As the world grapples with issues of religious fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that seek justification in either "religious" or "secular" discourses, women who claim Islam as a vehicle for individual and social change are often either regarded as pious subjects who subscribe to an ideology that denies them many modern freedoms, or as feminist subjects who seek empowerment only through rejecting religion and adopting secularist discourses. Such assumptions emerge from a common trend in the literature to categorize the 'secular' and the 'religious' as polarizing categories,
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-182) and index.

Introducing desiring subjects -- Writing religion : Islam and subjectivity -- Women's Islamic movements in the making -- An Islam of her own : narratives of activism -- Desires for ideal womanhood -- Development and social change : Mehmeit -- Reconsidering women's desires in Islamic movements.

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As the world grapples with issues of religious fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that seek justification in either "religious" or "secular" discourses, women who claim Islam as a vehicle for individual and social change are often either regarded as pious subjects who subscribe to an ideology that denies them many modern freedoms, or as feminist subjects who seek empowerment only through rejecting religion and adopting secularist discourses. Such assumptions emerge from a common trend in the literature to categorize the 'secular' and the 'religious' as polarizing categories,

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