Beyond Feminism and Islamism: Gender and Equality in North by Doris H. Gray

By Doris H. Gray

Are ladies in North Africa and the center East ‘feminist’? Or is being a Muslim incompatible with feminism? Is there any such factor as ‘Islamic feminism’? via interviews with Moroccan activists and jurists - either female and male - and by means of situating those interviews inside of their socio-political and monetary contexts, Doris grey addresses those questions. by means of doing so, she makes an attempt to maneuver past the easy bifurcation of ‘feminist’ and ‘Islamist’ to examine the various aspects of inner gender discourse inside one Muslim kingdom, taking into consideration a extra nuanced realizing of the dialogue on women’s rights within the Muslim global in general.

By marking out a ‘third means’ that appears past ‘feminism’ and ‘Islamism’, grey provides faith and religion now not as blockading gender equality yet as a resource of idea to discover new methods of conceiving modernity. whereas Western types are considered, inside of Morocco the boys and ladies focused on this ‘third manner’ of realizing gender and equality necessarily negotiate inner tensions among what has been dubbed ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity’, therefore incorporating nationwide and cultural identification, post-colonialism and non secular ideas into their gender discourse. analyzing concerns resembling gender equality, gender justice, abortion and homosexual rights, grey explores the nexus of gender, faith and democracy in smooth Morocco, and the ways that diverse teams comprehend those ideas.

Many of the world’s urgent twenty-first century difficulties are embodied inside of Morocco’s borders:tensions among the West and the Muslim global, minority rights, migration, the function of faith in a contemporary society and the difficulty this booklet is mainly concerned about - women’s rights. The prestige and the position of ladies is among the so much hotly debated themes through the heart East and North Africa, and this can be rather noticeable via this dialogue of what it potential to have interaction with and advertise feminist notion and activities within the region.

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