Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race, and Religion
Tanja Dreher, Christina Ho
Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009 - Political Science - 289 pages
Headscarves in schools. Ethnic gang rapists. Domestic violence in Indigenous communities. Polygamy. Sharia law. It seems that in public debates around the world, concerns about marginalised communities often revolve around issues of gender and womens rights. Yet all too often, discussions about complex matters are reduced to simplistic debates such as hijab: to ban or not to ban? or Muslim women: oppressed or liberated?.
This collection provides a space for in-depth analyses on the politics of gender, race and religion. As well as critical reflections on images and experiences of Muslim women, chapters also explore the relationships between gender, violence and protection, and offer innovative possibilities for intellectual and practical understandings at the intersection of gender, race and religion.
Essential reading for scholars and students of gender and womens studies, cultural studies, racial and ethnic studies, religious studies and an educated public interested in understanding the challenges and possibilities of tackling both racism and the oppression of women.
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