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The Resource Politics of piety : the Islamic revival and the feminist subject, Saba Mahmood

Politics of piety : the Islamic revival and the feminist subject, Saba Mahmood

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Politics of piety : the Islamic revival and the feminist subject
Title
Politics of piety
Title remainder
the Islamic revival and the feminist subject
Statement of responsibility
Saba Mahmood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as inconsequential to Egypt's political landscape. Saba Mahmood's compelling exposition of these practices challenges this assumption by showing how the ethical and the political are indelibly linked within the context of such movements. Not only is this book a sensitive ethnography of a critical but largely ignored dimension of the Islamic revival, it is also an unflinching critique of the secular-liberal principles by which some people hold such movements to account. The book addresses three central questions: How do movements of moral reform help us rethink the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of women to the patriarchal norms at the core of such movements parochialize key assumptions within feminist theory about freedom, agency, authority, and the human subject? How does a consideration of debates about embodied religious rituals among Islamists and their secular critics help us understand the conceptual relationship between bodily form and political imaginaries? -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahmood, Saba
Dewey number
305.48/697/096216
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1785
LC item number
.M34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Muslim women
  • Islamic renewal
  • Feminism
  • Women in Islam
  • Gender identity
  • Muslim women
Label
Politics of piety : the Islamic revival and the feminist subject, Saba Mahmood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Stanford University, 1998)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-223) 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
Contents
The subject of freedom --- Topography of the piety movement --- Pedagogies of persuasion --- Positive ethics and ritual conventions --- Agency, gender, and embodiment ---- Epilogue ---- Glossary of commonly used Arabic terms
Control code
54096953
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691086958
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Politics of piety : the Islamic revival and the feminist subject, Saba Mahmood
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Stanford University, 1998)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-223) 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
Contents
The subject of freedom --- Topography of the piety movement --- Pedagogies of persuasion --- Positive ethics and ritual conventions --- Agency, gender, and embodiment ---- Epilogue ---- Glossary of commonly used Arabic terms
Control code
54096953
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691086958
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004044289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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