Gender and Self in Islam (Routledge Advances in Middle East by Etin Anwar

By Etin Anwar

Using philosophical research, this ebook explores the development of gender in Muslim societies and its implication to the structure of the self. the basis of the prevailing discourse of the hierarchical precept is tested as is the level to which the method of human copy, in particular the position of ladies in perception, contributes to an anti-egalitarian concept of gender. The author analyzes the theological, cultural and political gear of the masculine notion of femininity and seeks to spread the method of the alienation of the self from a woman’s experience of individuality, corporation, and autonomy.

Incorporating conventional Islamic resources, Western feminist texts and Christian texts, Gender and Self in Islam seeks to restructure the contradictory claims of gender hierarchy and egalitarianism and tricky another set of interpretations that's pleasant and such as ladies.

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