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Author Johnson, Jessica, 1984- author
Title An analysis of Saba Mahmood's politics of piety : the islamic revival and the feminist subject / Jessica Johnson with Ian S. Fairweather
Imprint London : Macat International Ltd, [2017]
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1785.A62 J64 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020585444
 Ethnology Library  HQ1785 .J64 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020874559
Descript 89 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The Macat Library
Macat library
Note "A Macat Analysis"--cover
Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-89)
"Saba Mahmood's 2005 Politics of Piety is an excellent example of evaluation in action. Mahmood's book is a study of women's participation in the Islamic revival across the Middle East. Mahmood--a feminist social anthropologist with left-wing, secular political values--wanted to understand why women should become such active participants in a movement that seemingly promoted their subjugation. As Mahmood observed, women's active participation in the conservative Islamic revival presented (and presents) a difficult question for Western feminists: how to balance cultural sensitivity and promotion of religious freedom and pluralism with the feminist project of women's liberation? Mahmood's response was to conduct a detailed evaluation of the arguments made by both sides, examining, in particular, the reasoning of female Muslims themselves. In a key moment of evaluation, Mahmood suggests that Western feminist notions of agency are inadequate to arguments about female Muslim piety. Where Western feminists often restrict definitions of women's agency to acts that undermine the normal, male-dominated order of things, Mahmood suggests, instead, that agency can encompass female acts that uphold apparently patriarchal values. Ultimately the Western feminist framework is, in her evaluation, inadequate and insufficient for discussing women's groups in the Islamic revival"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mahmood, Saba, 1962-2018. Politics of piety : the islamic revival and the feminist subject
Feminism -- Islamic countries
Feminism. fast (OCoLC)fst00922671
Piety. fast (OCoLC)fst01063913
Islamic countries. fast (OCoLC)fst01244130
Alt Author Fairweather, Ian, author
Alt Title Saba Mahmood's politics of piety : the islamic revival and the feminist subject
A Macat analysis of Saba Mahmood's politics of piety
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