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Author Johnson, Jessica, active 2016, author.

Title The politics of piety : the islamic revival and the feminist subject / Jessica Johnson with Ian S. Fairweather.

Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (96 pages)
Series The Macat Library. Theology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents part, SECTION 1: INFLUENCES -- chapter Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context -- chapter Module 2: Academic Context -- chapter Module 3: The Problem -- chapter Module 4: The Author's Contribution -- part, SECTION 2: IDEAS -- chapter Module 5: Main Ideas -- chapter Module 6: Secondary Ideas -- chapter Module 7: Achievement -- chapter Module 8: Place in the Author's Work -- part, SECTION 3: IMPACT -- chapter Module 9: The First Responses -- chapter Module 10: The Evolving Debate -- chapter Module 11: Impact and Influence Today -- chapter Module 12: Where Next? -- chapter Glossary of Terms -- chapter People Mentioned in the Text -- chapter Works Cited.
Summary "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.
Other author Fairweather, Ian, active 2017, author.
Subject Mahmood, Saba, 1962- Politics of piety.
Feminism -- Islamic countries.
Piety -- Islamic countries.
ISBN 9781351355087 (e-book: Mobi)
9781912128365 (e-book : PDF)
9781912128549 (paperback)
9781912302116 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781912128365