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Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger (Paperback)
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Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger (Paperback)

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Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 30/08/2011
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Provides a rich and compelling portrait of Muslim women in Niger as they confront the challenges and opportunities of the twentieth century. Contrary to Western stereotypes of passive subordination, these women are taking control of their own lives and resisting domination from indigenous traditions, westernisation, and Islam alike.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299212148
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 369 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Illustrates the complex interplay of gender, Islam, and modernity in Niger and the way that women manage to negotiate their way in a society with a strong patriarchal tradition. . . . Highly recommended."--"Choice"


"Linguist and cultural critic Ousseina Alidou transforms the grounds of debate over modernity, gender, and Islam not only in Africa but across the globe. Her elegant and eminently readable book undermines assumptions of women ruled by ethnicity, passivity, and religious affiliation, casting light instead on women's activism in Niger and the challenge it poses to the ethnicization of politics and identity. Placing the social biographies of three very different women in dialogue with her own experience as a female intellectual from Niger in the United States, Alidou changes how we think about contemporary Muslim women."--Barbara Cooper, Rutgers University


Illustrates the complex interplay of gender, Islam, and modernity in Niger and the way that women manage to negotiate their way in a society with a strong patriarchal tradition. . . . Highly recommended. "Choice""


Linguist and cultural critic Ousseina Alidou transforms the grounds of debate over modernity, gender, and Islam not only in Africa but across the globe. Her elegant and eminently readable book undermines assumptions of women ruled by ethnicity, passivity, and religious affiliation, casting light instead on women s activism in Niger and the challenge it poses to the ethnicization of politics and identity. Placing the social biographies of three very different women in dialogue with her own experience as a female intellectual from Niger in the United States, Alidou changes how we think about contemporary Muslim women. Barbara Cooper, Rutgers University"


Illustrates the complex interplay of gender, Islam, and modernity in Niger and the way that women manage to negotiate their way in a society with a strong patriarchal tradition. . . . Highly recommended. Choice

"

Linguist and cultural critic Ousseina Alidou transforms the grounds of debate over modernity, gender, and Islam not only in Africa but across the globe. Her elegant and eminently readable book undermines assumptions of women ruled by ethnicity, passivity, and religious affiliation, casting light instead on women s activism in Niger and the challenge it poses to the ethnicization of politics and identity. Placing the social biographies of three very different women in dialogue with her own experience as a female intellectual from Niger in the United States, Alidou changes how we think about contemporary Muslim women. Barbara Cooper, Rutgers University

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