Theorizing the Politics of ‘Islamic Feminism’

@article{Mojab2001TheorizingTP,
  title={Theorizing the Politics of ‘Islamic Feminism’},
  author={Shahrzad Mojab},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={69},
  pages={124-146}
}
  • Shahrzad Mojab
  • Published 1 November 2001
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Feminist Review
This article examines developments in ‘Islamic feminism’, and offers a critique of feminist theories, which construct it as an authentic and indigenous emancipatory alternative to secular feminisms. Focusing on Iranian theocracy, I argue that the Islamization of gender relations has created an oppressive patriarchy that cannot be replaced through legal reforms. While many women in Iran resist this religious and patriarchal regime, and an increasing number of Iranian intellectuals and activists… 
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