Radical Feminism Writing and Critical Agency

This book traces the intersection of radical feminism, composition, and print culture in order to address a curious gap in feminist composition studies: the manifesto-writing, collaborative-action-taking radical feminists of the 1960s and ...

Author: Jacqueline Rhodes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791484104

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.

Feminism s Queer Temporalities

Ginette Castro in American Feminism: A Contemporary History quotes Solanas alongside radical feminists Ti-Grace Atkinson and Dana Densmore; Jacqueline Rhodes in Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency laments the publishing ...

Author: Sam McBean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317643913

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary and cultural archive narratives of temporality that might now be diagnosed as queer, where queer designates modes of being historical that exceed the linear and the generational. Few theorists have looked to popular feminist figures, literature, and culture to theorize feminism’s timing. Through methodologically creative readings, McBean explores non-generational, anti-linear, and asynchronous time in the figure of Antigone, Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time, the film Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, Valerie Solanas and SCUM Manifesto, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. The first to substantially bring together the ways in which time has come to matter in both feminist and queer disciplines, this book will appeal to students and scholars of feminist, queer and gender studies, cultural studies and literary studies.

Feminist Thought

“New York Radical Women.” Women's History, http://womens history.about.com/od/feminism/a/new_york_radical_women.htm. Rhodes, Jacqueline. Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency. New York: State University of New York Press, 2005.

Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974878

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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A classic resource on feminist theory, Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised, and now includes a new chapter on Third Wave and Third Space Feminism. Also added to this edition are significantly expanded discussions on women of color feminisms, psychoanalytic and care feminisms, as well as new examinations of queer theory, LGBTQ and trans feminism. Learning tools like end-of-chapter discussion questions and the bibliography make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.

Feminist Thought Student Economy Edition

Radical Voices: A Decade of Feminist Resistance from Women's Studies International Forum. ... Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency.

Author: Rosemarie Tong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429962387

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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This book provides a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, women of color feminisms, and ecofeminism.

Companion to Feminist Studies

“College rape and radical feminism: the forgotten feminist roots of today's anti‐rape activism”. ... Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem.

Author: Nancy A. Naples

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119314950

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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A comprehensive overview of feminist scholarship edited by an internationally recognized and leading figure in the field Companion to Feminist Studies provides a broad overview of the rich history and the multitude of approaches, theories, concepts, and debates central to this dynamic interdisciplinary field. Comprehensive yet accessible, this edited volume offers expert insights from contributors of diverse academic, national, and activist backgrounds—discussing contemporary research and themes while offering international, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives on social, political, cultural, and economic institutions, social media, social justice movements, everyday discourse, and more. Organized around three different dimensions of Feminist Studies, the Companion begins by exploring ten theoretical frameworks, including feminist epistemologies examining Marxist and Socialist Feminism, the activism of radical feminists, the contributions of Black feminist thought, and interrelated approaches to the fluidity of gender and sexuality. The second section focuses on methodologies and analytical frameworks developed by feminist scholars, including empiricists, economists, ethnographers, cultural analysts, and historiographers. The volume concludes with detailed discussion of the many ways in which pedagogy, political ecology, social justice, globalization, and other areas within Feminist Studies are shaped by feminism in practice. A major contribution to scholarship on both the theoretical foundations and contemporary debates in the field, this volume: Provides an international and interdisciplinary range of the essays of high relevance to scholars, students, and practitioners alike Examines various historical and modern approaches to the analysis of gender and sexual differences Addresses timely issues such as the difference between radical and cultural feminism, the lack of women working as scientists in academia and other research positions, and how activism continues to reformulate feminist approaches Draws insight from the positionality of postcolonial, comparative and transnational feminists Explores how gender, class, and race intersect to shape women’s experiences and inform their perspectives Companion to Feminist Studies is an essential resource for students and faculty in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies programs, and related disciplines including anthropology, psychology, history, political science, and sociology, and for researchers, scholars, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and advocates working on issues related to gender, sexuality, and social justice.

Feminist Rhetorical Resilience

Her book Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem was published in 2005 by SUNY. Her article “'Substantive and Feminist Girlie Action:' Women Online” was the 2003 recipient of the Elizabeth Flynn Award for ...

Author: Elizabeth A Flynn

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874218794

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for feminist rhetoric, with emphasis on agency, change, and hope in the daily lives of individuals or groups of individuals disempowered by social or material forces. Collectively, these chapters create a robust conception of resilience as a complex rhetorical process, redeeming it from its popular association with individual heroism through an important focus on relationality, community, and an ethics of connection. Resilience, in this volume, is a specifically rhetorical response to complicated forces in individual lives. Through it, Feminist Rhetorical Resilience widens the interpretive space within which rhetoricians can work.

Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope

Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity. WAC Clearinghouse, 2018. ... Home Girls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modern.

Author: Cheryl Glenn

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809336944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Rhetoric and feminism have yet to coalesce into a singular recognizable field. In this book, author Cheryl Glenn advances the feminist rhetorical project by introducing a new theory of rhetorical feminism. Clarifying how feminist rhetorical practices have given rise to this innovative approach, Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope equips the field with tools for a more expansive and productive dialogue. Glenn’s rhetorical feminism offers an alternative to hegemonic rhetorical histories, theories, and practices articulated in Western culture. This alternative theory engages, addresses, and supports feminist rhetorical practices that include openness, authentic dialogue and deliberation, interrogation of the status quo, collaboration, respect, and progress. Rhetorical feminists establish greater representation and inclusivity of everyday rhetors, disidentification with traditional rhetorical practices, and greater appreciation for alternative means of delivery, including silence and listening. These tenets are supported by a cogent reconceptualization of the traditional rhetorical appeals, situating logos alongside dialogue and understanding, ethos alongside experience, and pathos alongside valued emotion. Threaded throughout the book are discussions of the key features of rhetorical feminism that can be used to negotiate cross-boundary mis/understandings, inform rhetorical theories, advance feminist rhetorical research methods and methodologies, and energize feminist practices within the university. Glenn discusses the power of rhetorical feminism when applied in classrooms, the specific ways it inspires and sustains mentoring, and the ways it supports administrators, especially directors of writing programs. Thus, the innovative theory of rhetorical feminism—a theory rich with tactics and potentially broad applications—opens up a new field of research, theory, and practice at the intersection of rhetoric and feminism.

Feminist Organizing Across the Generations

25 Beverly Jones, Towards a Strong and Effective Women's Movement: The Chambersburg Paper (Pittsburgh, PA: Know, Inc., 1973), 16. 26 Jacqueline Rhodes, Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency (Albany, NY: State University of New ...

Author: Karen Bojar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000472820

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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Feminist Organizing Across the Generations spans almost 60 years of feminist history and traces the evolution of feminist activism from the 1960s until the present. Using the Philadelphia chapter of the National Women's Organization as a starting point, Karen Bojar explores how feminist organizing was unfolding in similar ways across the county. The book examines the enormous energy put into building feminist service organizations such as women's shelters and rape crisis centers which were to have a profound impact on major social institutions, health care delivery and the justice system. The book also looks at the differences between the organizing strategies of "second wave" feminists and those of the 21st century. Much 21st-century feminist organizing is taking place outside of explicitly feminist groups, with young feminists bringing a gender justice perspective to a range of racial, economic and climate justice organizations. This book is suitable for students and scholars in women's and gender history, political history and gender studies.

Feminist Media

Congregating women: Reading 3rd wave feminist practices in subcultural production, Rhizomes 2004, p. 4. Rhodes, J., 2005. Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem. New York: State University of New York ...

Author: Elke Zobl

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839421574

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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While feminists have long recognised the importance of self-managed, alternative media to transport their messages, to challenge the status quo, and to spin novel social processes, this topic has been an under-researched area. Hence, this book explores the processes of women's and feminist media production in the context of participatory spaces, technology, and cultural citizenship. The collection is composed of theoretical analyses and critical case studies. It highlights contemporary alternative feminist media in general as well as blogs, zines, culture jamming, and street art.

Exquisite Corpse

Studio Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy Kate Haanzalik, Nathalie Virgintino. Hidalgo, Alexandra. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem.

Author: Kate Haanzalik

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781643170732

Category: Art

Page: 278

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Out of the 1920s Surrealist art studios emerged the exquisite corpse, a collaboratively drawn body made whole through a series of disjointed parts whose relevance today is the subject of Exquisite Corpse: Studio Art-Based Writing in the Academy. This collection draws from the processes and pedagogies of artists and designers to reconcile disparate discourses in rhetoric and composition pertaining to 3Ms (multimodal, multimedia, multigenre), multiliteracies, translingualism, and electracy. With contributions from a diverse range of scholars, artists, and designers, the chapters in this collection expand the conversation to a broader notion of writing and composing in the 21st century that builds upon traditional notions of composing but also embraces newer and nontraditional forms. In the section devoted to process, readers will find connections between art, design, and academic writing that may encourage them to incorporate nontraditional strategies and styles into their own writing. In the section devoted to pedagogy, readers will encounter art-based writing projects and activities that highlight the importance of interdisciplinary work as students continue to compose in ways that are more than solely alphabetic. Both sections provide insight into experimental process, inquiry-based work, play, and risk-taking. They also reveal what failure and success mean today in the composition classroom. Throughout the collection, readers will encounter a variety of stylized critical essays, poetic vignettes, lavish contemporary visual art, 20th-century Surrealist exquisite corpse drawings, and candid snapshots from the artists’ own studios. Contributors include John Dunnigan, Brian Gaines, Felix Burgos, Meghan Nolan, Derek Owens, Jason Palmeri, Christopher Rico, Jody Shipka, S. Andrew Stowe, Vittoria S. Rubino, Tara Roeder, Gregory L. Ulmer, and K. A. Wisniewski.

The Handbook of Community Practice

Radical feminism, writing, and critical agency: From manifest to modem. New York: State University of New York Press. Rivera, F., & Erlich, J. (1998). Community organizing in a diverse society (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Author: Marie Weil

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412987851

Category: Social Science

Page: 948

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Encompassing community development, organizing, planning, & social change, as well as globalisation, this book is grounded in participatory & empowerment practice. The 36 chapters assess practice, theory & research methods.

Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies

Radical feminism, writing, and critical agency: From manifesto to modem. Albany: State University of New York Press. Rice, J. (2012). Distant publics: Development rhetoric and the subject of crisis. Pittsburgh, PA: University of ...

Author: Julie Jung

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9780809336333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This edited collection disrupts tendencies in feminist science studies to dismiss rhetoric as having concern only for language, and it counters posthumanist theories that ignore human materialities and asymmetries of power as co-constituted with and through distinctions such as gender, sex, race, and ability. The eight essays of Feminist Rhetorical Science Studies: Human Bodies, Posthumanist Worlds model methodologies for doing feminist research in the rhetoric of science. Collectively they build innovative interdisciplinary bridges across the related but divergent fields of feminism, posthumanism, new materialism, and the rhetoric of science. Each essay addresses a question: How can feminist rhetoricians of science engage responsibly with emerging theories of the posthuman? Some contributors respond with case studies in medical practice (fetal ultrasound; patient noncompliance), medical science (the neuroscience of sex differences), and health policy (drug trials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration); others respond with a critical review of object-oriented ontology and a framework for researching women technical writers in the workplace. The contributed essays are in turn framed by a comprehensive introduction and a final chapter from the editors, who argue that a key contribution of feminist posthumanist rhetoric is that it rethinks the agencies of people, things, and practices in ways that can bring about more ethical human relations. Individually the contributions offer as much variety as consensus on matters of methodology. Together they demonstrate how feminist posthumanist and materialist approaches to science expand our notions of what rhetoric is and does, yet they manage to do so without sacrificing what makes their inquiries distinctively rhetorical.

Watching Women s Liberation 1970

Radical feminism, writing, and critical agency: From manifesto to modem. Albany: State University of New York Press. Rhodes, J. (2007). Framing theBlack Panthers: The spectacular rise of a black power icon. New York: The Free Press.

Author: Bonnie J. Dow

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252096488

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In 1970, ABC, CBS, and NBC--the “Big Three” of the pre-cable television era--discovered the feminist movement. From the famed sit-in at Ladies’ Home Journal to multi-part feature stories on the movement's ideas and leaders, nightly news broadcasts covered feminism more than in any year before or since, bringing women's liberation into American homes. In Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News, Bonnie J. Dow uses case studies of key media events to delve into the ways national TV news mediated the emergence of feminism's second wave. First legitimized as a big story by print media, the feminist movement gained broadcast attention as the networks’ eagerness to get in on the action was accompanied by feminists’ efforts to use national media for their own purposes. Dow chronicles the conditions that precipitated feminism's new visibility and analyzes the verbal and visual strategies of broadcast news discourses that tried to make sense of the movement. Groundbreaking and packed with detail, Watching Women's Liberation, 1970 shows how feminism went mainstream--and what it gained and lost on the way.

Voice in Qualitative Inquiry

Radical feminism,writing and critical agency: From manifesto to modern. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Rosaldo, R. (1987). Culture and truth: The remaking of social analysis. Boston: Beacon Press. Rummel, R. J. (1997).

Author: Alecia Y Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134107919

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Voice in Qualitative Inquiry is a critical response to conventional, interpretive, and critical conceptions of voice in qualitative inquiry. A select group of contributors focus collectively on the question, "What does it mean to work the limits of voice?" from theoretical, methodological, and interpretative positions, and the result is an innovative challenge to traditional notions of voice. The thought-provoking book will shift qualitative inquiry away from uproblematically engaging in practices and interpretations that limit what "counts" as voice and therefore data. The loss and betrayal of comfort and authority when qualitative researchers work the limits of voice will lead to new disruptions and irruptions in making meaning from data and, in turn, will add inventive and critical dialogue to the conversation about voice in qualitative inquiry. Toward this end, the book will specifically address the following objectives: To promote an examination of how voice functions to communicate in qualitative research To expose the excesses and instabilities of voice in qualitative research To present theoretical, methodological, and interpretative implications that result in a problematizing of voice To provide working examples of how qualitative methodologists are engaging the multiple layers of voice and meaning To deconstruct the epistemological limits of voice that circumscribe our view of the world and the ways in which we make meaning as researchers This compelling collection will challenge those who conduct qualitative inquiry to think differently about how they collect, analyze, and represent meaning using the voices of others, as well as their own.

Kathy Acker

Punk Writer Margaret Henderson ... “The Paralyzing Tensions of Radical Art in a Postmodern World: Kathy Acker's Last Novels as Exploratory Fictions”. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem.

Author: Margaret Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351585064

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This project is a feminist study of the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Kathy Acker and how her unique art and politics, located at the explosive intersection of punk, postmodernism, and feminism, critiques and exemplifies late twentieth-century capitalism. There is no female or feminist writer like Kathy Acker (and probably no male either). Her body of work—nine novels, novellas, essays, reviews, poetry, and film scripts, published in a period spanning the 1970s to the mid 1990s—is the most developed body of contemporary feminist postmodernist work and of the punk aesthetic in a literary form. Some 20 years after her death, Kathy Acker: Punk Writer gives a detailed and comprehensive analysis of how Acker melds the philosophy and poetics of the European avant-garde with the vernacular and ethos of her punk subculture to voice an idiosyncratic feminist radical politics in literary form: a punk feminism. With its aesthetics of shock, transgression, parody, Debordian détournement, caricature, and montage, her oeuvre reimagines the fin-de-siècle United States as a schlock horror film for her punk girl protagonist: Acker’s cipher for herself and other rebellious and nonconformist women. This approach will allow the reader to more fully understand Acker as a writer who inhabits an explosive and creative nexus of contemporary women’s writing, punk culture, and punk feminism’s reimagining of late capitalism. This vital work will be an important text at both undergraduate and graduate levels in gender and women’s studies, postmodern studies, and twentieth-century American literature.


Feminist Rhetoric and Ethics in Love and Illness Jessica Restaino ... “No Evidence of Disease: Research, Collaboration, Expectation, and Feminist Practice. ... Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modem.

Author: Jessica Restaino


ISBN: 9780809337149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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"This book considers feminist research methodology and ethics; the rhetorics of illness, medicine, and disability; and why and how academics research and write"--

The Sacred Place of Exile

Pioneering Women and the Need for a New Women's Missionary Movement Carla Brewington. Mother Teresa and Brian Kolodiejchuk. ... Rhodes, Jacqueline. Radical Feminism, Writing and Critical Agency: Manifesto to 138 ...

Author: Carla Brewington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620322840

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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The person of exile may be considered a wanderer, a nomad, a refugee, or a rebel. People of exile can be the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the outcast, the left out, and the pushed away. Different terms are used, but what defines them all is separation. Exile is a dangerous and dominant theme that runs through Scripture, through the lives of the people of Israel, and through the universal church. Women who have known the sacred place of exile are uniquely qualified to form a women's mission. The case is made for a momentum shift in missiological thinking. There is a desperate and aching need for a women's mission, which could lead the way to a women's missionary movement. The emergence of such a mission/movement is indeed fraught with skepticism and suspicion from many of those inside the church and leaders in the missionary world. But the radical, disruptive, costly following of Jesus to those outside the camp is our calling.

Forms of Fanonism

Critical Issues in Social Theory. University Park: Pennsylvania State University. Rhodes, Jacqueline. (2005). Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From Manifesto to Modern. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739140352

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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When Frantz Fanon's critiques of racism, sexism, colonialism, capitalism, and humanism are brought into the ever-widening orbit of Africana critical theory something unprecedented in the annals of Africana intellectual history happens: five distinct forms of Fanonism emerge. Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon's Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization is discursively distinguished from other engagements of Fanon's thought and texts insofar as it is the first study to consciously examine his contributions to Africana Studies and critical theory or, rather, the Africana tradition of critical theory. Forms of Fanonism identifies and intensely analyzes Fanon's contributions to the deconstruction and reconstruction of Africana Studies, radical politics, and critical social theory. In highlighting his unique 'solutions' to the 'problems' of racism, sexism, colonialism, capitalism, and humanism, five distinct forms of Fanonism materialize. These five forms of Fanonism allow contemporary critical theorists to innovatively explore the ways in which his thought and texts can be dialectically put to use in relieving the wretched experience of this generation's wretched of the earth. Critics can also apply these forms to deconstruct and reconstruct Africana Studies, radical politics, and critical social theory using their anti-imperialist interests. Throughout Forms of Fanonism, Reiland Rabaka critically dialogues with Fanon, incessantly asking his corpus critical questions and seeking from it crucial answers. This book, in short, solemnly keeps with Fanon's own predilection for connecting critical theory to revolutionary praxis by utilizing his thought and texts as paradigms and points of departure to deepen and develop the Africana tradition of critical theory.

Muslim Women in Britain

Muslim Feminism: a Case Study of Fatima Mernissi's Works and Thought. Unpublished Doctoral thesis. University of Birmingham Rhodes, Jacqueline (2005). Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: from Manifesto to Modem.

Author: Sariya Contractor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415669962

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the lives of British Muslim women, this book examines issues of femininity, Britishness, inter-communal relations and social cohesion. Presenting the reader with incisive narratives of Muslim women on familiar topics such as the hijab, Muslim women in the media and feminist debate, particularly in a Western context, Sariya Contractor makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Islamic studies, social anthropology, feminist philosophy and social cohesion. Presenting a complex and nuanced retelling of Muslim women's realities as explored through their own voices, stories and experiences; this book will be of interest to scholars and students of Islamic studies, Women's studies, Social Anthropology and Sociology seeking a fresh perspective on Muslim women in Britain.

Islamist Radicalisation in Europe

... A. L.(1963), Status deprivation and delinquent behavior, Sociological Quarterly,4(2): 135–149. Rhodes, J. (2005),Radical Feminism, Writing, and Critical Agency: From manifestoto modem, Albany,NY: State University of New York Press.

Author: Daniela Pisoiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136650642

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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This book examines the Islamist radicalisation process in Europe, developing a new theoretical model based on an empirical study of the evolution of Islamist radicals in their social environment. The approach of this book is to examine how, and under what conditions, people choose to radicalise. It focuses on the experience of radicalisation from the perspective of those who have undergone it. The study is based on trial and court material, along with an extensive number of interviews collected from many different European countries, and this biographical approach is used to address individuals and the details of their social environment. Overall, the explanatory framework departs from the existing deterministic paradigm (with grievances as causes), also present in some psychological models, and argues that radicalisation is a process much like occupational choice – a rational choice made with social and ideational significance. It addresses critically the assumption that, because the result of the radicalisation process could be seen as ‘abnormal’, the cause of it might be of a similar nature. Parallels are drawn with other forms of extremism and European counter-radicalisation policies are considered critically. This book will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies and political violence, political Islam, social movements, European politics and IR/security studies in general.