Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique

Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique

Ibtissam Bouachrine


Muslim girls of every age, fiscal prestige, academic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and from various elements of traditionally Muslim international locations undergo the categories of atrocities that violate universal understandings of human rights and are typically denounced as legal or pathological, but those activities are sustained simply because they uphold a few spiritual doctrine or a few customized blessed by way of neighborhood traditions. sarcastically, whereas circumstances of abuse meted out to ladies or even woman teenagers are regimen, scholarship approximately Muslim ladies within the put up Sep 11 period has infrequently targeted consciousness on them, who prefer to talk of women’s organization and resistance. Too few students are prepared to inform the advanced, and from time to time harrowing, tales of Muslim women's lives. Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the bounds of Feminist Critique extensively rethinks the celebratory discourse built round Muslim women’s resistance. It indicates in its place the bounds of such resistance and the constrained business enterprise given girls inside of Islamic societies. The booklet doesn't middle on a unmarried historic interval. really, it truly is equipped as a reaction to 5 questions which have been significant to upholding the 'resistance discourse': what's the impression of the parable of al-Andalus on a feminist critique? what's the feminist application of Edward Said’s thought of Orientalism? Is Islam appropriate with a feminist schedule? To what quantity can Islamic associations, reminiscent of the veil, be releasing for ladies? Will the present Arab uprisings yield major swap for Muslim ladies? via exam of those center questions, Bouachrine demands a shift within the paradigm of discourse approximately feminism within the Muslim world.

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