Appropriating Gender : Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia (Zones of Religion)

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Appropriating Gender : Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia (Zones of Religion)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415918664
  • DDC分類 305.420954

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Appropriating Gender explores the paradoxical relationship of women to religious politics in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Contrary to the hopes of feminists, many women have responded to religious nationalist appeals; contrary to the hopes of religious nationalists, they have also asserted their gender, class, caste, and religious identities; contrary to the hopes of nation states, they have often challenged state policies and practices. Through a comparative South Asia perspective, Appropriating Gender explores the varied meanings and expressions of gender identity through time, by location, and according to political context.The first work to focus on women's agency and activism within the South Asian context, Appropriating Gender is an outstanding contribution to the field of gender studies.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments                        ix
Part I. GENDER, NATION, STATE
Appropriating Gender 3 (12)
Amrita Basu
Reproducing the Legitimate Community 15 (18)
Secularity, Sexuality, and the State in
Postpartition India
Ritu Menon
(Re)presenting Islam 33 (20)
Manipulating Gender, Shifting State
Practices, and Class Frustrations in
Bangladesh
Shelley Feldman
The Outsider(s) Within 53 (18)
Sovereignty and Citizenship in Pakistan
Shahnaz Rouse
Gender Politics, Legal Reform, and the Muslim 71 (18)
Community in India
Zoya Hasan
Woman, Community, and Nation 89 (18)
A Historical Trajectory for Hindu Identity
Politics
Tanika Sarkar
Part II. THE EVERYDAY AND THE LOCAL
Women and Men in a Contemporary Pietist 107(16)
Movement
The Case of the Tablighi Jama at
Barbara D. Metcalf
Gender, Community, and the Local State in 123(20)
Bijnor, India
Patricia Jeffery
Roger Jeffery
The Other Side of the Discourse 143(24)
Women's Experiences of Identity, Religion,
and Activism in Pakistan
Farida Shaheed
Part III. AGENCY AND ACTIVISM
Hindu Women's Activism in India and the 167(18)
Questions It Raises
Amrita Basu
Motherhood as a Space of Protest 185(18)
Women's Political Participation in
Contemporary Sri Lanka
Malathi De Alwis
Women and Islamic Revivalism in a Bangladeshi 203(18)
Community
Katy Gardner
Agency, Activism, and Agendas 221(24)
Patricia Jeffery
Bibliography 245(24)
Contributors 269(2)
Index 271