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dc.contributor.authorSholkamy, Haniaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T16:31:11Z
dc.date.available2016-01-07T16:31:11Z
dc.date.issued1/1/2011en
dc.identifier.citationSholkamy, H. (2011) Creating Conservatism or Emancipating Subjects? On the Narrative of Islamic Observance in Egypt. IDS Bulletin 42(1): 47-55en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7561
dc.description.abstractWomen activists, politicians and policymakers including international development experts are seeking to harness the power of the divine. The rationale is simple: if people are driven by faith, then let us use faith to drive them towards social and political change. This article problematises the instrumentalisation of religion, arguing that there are many risks in pursuing this route as a way of addressing gendered injustices. It also calls for a different approach to disentangling women's engagement with religion as politics, as morality and as personal piety, using women's hair as a case in point. This is set against the discussion of the proliferations of religiosity that are shaping the subjectivities of men and women and changing the Egyptian polity.en
dc.format.extent9en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 42 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleCreating Conservatism or Emancipating Subjects? On the Narrative of Islamic Observance in Egypten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2011 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2011 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2011.00200.xen


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