Islamic feminisms and freedom
Weir, Allison. (2013). Islamic feminisms and freedom. Philosophical Topics. 41(2), pp. 97 - 119.
This essay discusses the interaction of struggles for gender equality with a plurality of conceptions of freedom in Islamic feminist scholarship and activism. I discuss Islamic feminist critiques of feminism and rights, the concept of Islamic secularism, and the problematization of freedom in relation to women’s piety movements. Finally I take up Islamic feminist interpretations of the Qur’an to identify conceptions of freedom in this work. I argue, first, that there are diverse conceptions of freedom at play in Islamic feminist scholarship, and second, that a plurality of conceptions of freedom can support feminist practice and goals.
|Journal citation||41 (2), pp. 97 - 119|
|Web address (URL)||https://muse.jhu.edu/article/583949|
|Page range||97 - 119|
|Research Group||Institute for Social Justice|
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