Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject
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? Politics of Piety is essential reading for anyone interested in issues at the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism.
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Review: Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist SubjectUser Review - Mudasser - Goodreads
Honest, thorough and invigorating. I dont care about the feminist angle but if you do, this is really earth shattering stuff. Read full review