Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism The Limits of Postmodern Analysis

ISBN-10: 1856495906
ISBN-13: 9781856495905
Edition: 1999
Authors: Haideh Moghissi
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Description: Islam has been demonised for its gender practices like no other religion. This book analyses that Orientalism with particular reference to representations of Muslim women. It describes the real sexual politics of Islam and the West's response to it.

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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Islam has been demonised for its gender practices like no other religion. This book analyses that Orientalism with particular reference to representations of Muslim women. It describes the real sexual politics of Islam and the West's response to it.

Haideh Moghissi is a professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Preface
Introduction
Oriental Sexuality: Imagined and Real
Muslim Women Imagined
The Islamic Concept of Sexuality
From Orientalism to Islamic Feminism
A Breakthrough in Studies of Gender and Islam
The Construction of a New 'Muslim Woman'
The Veil as a Tool of Empowerment?
Postmodern Relativism and the Politics of Cultural Difference
The Postmodern Frame
Rethinking Modernity in the Middle East?
Islamic Fundamentalism and its Nostalgic Accomplice
Islamic Fundamentalism Defined
The Marriage of Premodern and Postmodern Outlooks
Women, Modernity and Social Change
Mystification of 'Islamic Traditions'
Feminism Revisited
Fundamentalists in Power: Conflict and Compromise
The Islamization Project
Women's Legal Rights in the Family
The Law of Retribution
Paid Work as a Terrain of Contestation
Resistance to the Islamization Project
Islamic Feminism and its Discontents
'Muslim' Feminism and Gender Activism
Silencing the Secular Voices
References
Index

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