By Doris H. Gray

ISBN-10: 1784530069

ISBN-13: 9781784530068

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

By marking out a ‘third manner’ that appears past ‘feminism’ and ‘Islamism’, grey offers faith and religion now not as blocking off gender equality yet as a resource of proposal to discover new methods of conceiving modernity. whereas Western versions are considered, inside Morocco the lads and girls all for this ‘third method’ of figuring out gender and equality unavoidably negotiate inner tensions among what has been dubbed ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity’, hence incorporating nationwide and cultural id, post-colonialism and non secular ideas into their gender discourse. interpreting concerns similar to gender equality, gender justice, abortion and homosexual rights, grey explores the nexus of gender, faith and democracy in glossy Morocco, and the ways that diverse teams comprehend those ideas.

Many of the world’s urgent twenty-first century difficulties are embodied inside Morocco’s borders:tensions among the West and the Muslim international, minority rights, migration, the function of faith in a latest society and the difficulty this e-book is mainly inquisitive about - women’s rights. The prestige and the function of ladies is among the such a lot hotly debated subject matters during the heart East and North Africa, and this can be really obvious via this dialogue of what it skill to interact with and advertise feminist inspiration and activities within the region.

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