The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt. Cairo Papers Vol. 24, No. 4

The Terms of Empowerment Islamic Women Activists in Egypt Cairo Papers Vol No This focuses on the Islamic women s movement in Cairo to investigate the impact of their activism on women s self empowerment The author argues that Islamic women s activism cannot be adequately under

  • Title: The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt. Cairo Papers Vol. 24, No. 4
  • Author: Sherine Hafez
  • ISBN: 9789774248030
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt. Cairo Papers Vol. 24, No. 4

    This focuses on the Islamic women s movement in Cairo to investigate the impact of their activism on women s self empowerment The author argues that Islamic women s activism cannot be adequately understood in terms of liberal feminist discourse Rather, she proposes an approach that relies on these women s perspectives as a guiding factor in assessing the impact of theirThis focuses on the Islamic women s movement in Cairo to investigate the impact of their activism on women s self empowerment The author argues that Islamic women s activism cannot be adequately understood in terms of liberal feminist discourse Rather, she proposes an approach that relies on these women s perspectives as a guiding factor in assessing the impact of their activism Islamic women activists are pursuing their self enhancement through perfecting their religious practice in order to arrive at a Muslim notion of the ideal woman Their empowerment is engendered as they perfect themselves through religious discipline The study concludes that the applicability of the notions of empowerment and agency as understood in western liberal paradigms need to be reevaluated with regard to Islamic women activists.

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