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The Resource Do Muslim women need saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod

Do Muslim women need saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod

Label
Do Muslim women need saving?
Title
Do Muslim women need saving?
Statement of responsibility
Lila Abu-Lughod
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. The author challenges this conclusion. An anthropologist who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, she delves into the predicaments of Muslim women today, questioning whether generalizations about Islamic culture can explain the hardships these women face and asking what motivates particular individuals and institutions to promote their rights. In recent years the author has struggled to reconcile the popular image of women victimized by Islam with the complex women she has known through her research in various communities in the Muslim world. Here, she renders that divide vivid by presenting detailed vignettes of the lives of ordinary Muslim women, and showing that the problem of gender inequality cannot be laid at the feet of religion alone. Poverty and authoritarianism, conditions not unique to the Islamic world, and produced out of global interconnections that implicate the West, are often more decisive. The standard Western vocabulary of oppression, choice, and freedom is too blunt to describe these women's lives. This work is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam, as well as a portrait of women's actual experiences, and of the contingencies with which they live
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10231477
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abu-Lughod, Lila
Dewey number
305.48/697
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Women's rights
Label
Do Muslim women need saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828265187
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780674725164
Lccn
2013005846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)828265187
Label
Do Muslim women need saving?, Lila Abu-Lughod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn828265187
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780674725164
Lccn
2013005846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)828265187

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