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dc.contributor.authorMir?Hosseini, Zibaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T16:31:10Z
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dc.date.issued1/1/2011en
dc.identifier.citationMir?Hosseini, Z. (2011) Beyond ‘Islam’ vs ‘Feminism’. IDS Bulletin 42(1): 67-77en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7559
dc.description.abstractIslamic feminism has gained currency since the 1990s and has become the label for a new brand of feminist scholarship and activism that is associated with Islam. But this article argues that the composite term ‘Islamic feminism’ has become so loaded with disputed meanings and implications, so enmeshed in local and global political struggles, that it is no longer useful in any kind of descriptive or analytical sense. I reflect on the term in the light of developments since the 1990s, and argue that the ‘war on terror’ has further complicated the situation. Alternative approaches to the study of women's activism are put forward, including the examination of the personal, sociopolitical trajectories of so?called Islamic feminists, in their own specific contexts. Such an approach to women's agency must be understood in an unfolding reality, in which both political Islam and international and secular feminism have manifestly failed in practice to secure justice for women and have lost credibility and legitimacy.en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 42 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleBeyond ‘Islam’ vs ‘Feminism’en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2011 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2011 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00202.xen


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