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Voices and Silences: Problems in the Study of Women, Islamism, and Islamization

  • Author(s): Zuhur, Sherifa
  • et al.

This chapter provides an overview of the effects of research on women and gender in the Islamic world, as it relates to the study of Islamism (Muslim fundamentalism, or political Islam), and Islamization. Most of the literature on this phenomenon overlooks women altogether, or reduces their import to the question of modesty and Islamic dress. The gendering of the "political" sphere continues, while the scholars of women and gender in the region debate other issues and develop new research agendae in their own intellectual ghetto.

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